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Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report July 31, 2015

Investigators found unhealthy ozone levels, haze plague many natural sanctuaries

Wildfires May Spark Heart Hazards for Miles Around July 15, 2015

Fine-particle pollution linked to cardiac arrests, heart attacks, study finds

Hospitalization Rates Jump Near 'Fracking' Sites: Study July 15, 2015

Researchers suggest exposure to toxins, high noise levels may help explain link

Fireworks Can Spark Bump in Air Pollution, Study Finds July 01, 2015

July Fourth favorites release small particles that can harm the lungs, scientists find

Health Tip: When Air Is Unhealthy June 23, 2015

Stay indoors

Climate Change a 'Medical Emergency' Posing Major Risks: Experts June 23, 2015

International commission says 50 years of global health gains could be undone

Ancient Teeth Show Signs of Indoor Air Pollution June 19, 2015

Researchers discover traces of charcoal, likely from cave fires, in tartar

'Green Space' at School May Help Kids Learn, Study Suggests June 15, 2015

Expert says findings bolster the case for parks, playgrounds

Autism Linked to Higher Smog Levels, Study Says June 05, 2015

But no mechanism explains the link so far, and one expert expressed skepticism

Rise in Deaths Even When Smog Is Below EPA Standard: Study June 03, 2015

Experts say stricter air pollution regulations are needed

'Fracking' Linked to Low Birth Weight Babies June 03, 2015

Pregnant women who live near multiple natural gas wells tend to have smaller infants, research suggests

Environmental Concerns Led to Jump in Cost of Asthma Inhalers: Study May 11, 2015

Price of 'rescue' medication nearly doubled, researchers say

4 in 10 Americans Breathe Unhealthy Air: Report April 29, 2015

Some cities showed improvements in air quality, while others had their worst record ever

Curbing School Bus Pollution Might Reduce Absences April 29, 2015

Improved emission controls produced big benefits for students with asthma, study found

Beijing Olympics Study Hints at Smog's Impact on Birth Weights April 28, 2015

Babies born when pollution was controlled were about a half pound heavier

Smog May Be Harming Your Brain April 23, 2015

Tiny particles of pollution might shrink the brain and increase risk of 'silent' strokes, study contends

For Earth Day, Turn Off the Faucet and the Ignition April 22, 2015

Experts remind Americans to conserve their natural resources

More Evidence of Long-Term Illness in 9/11 Responders April 17, 2015

EMS workers join police, fire personnel still struggling with health problems, study finds

Exercise Beneficial Even in Polluted Air: Study April 01, 2015

Negative effects from pollution don't negate health gains from workouts, researchers say

Prenatal Exposure to Pollutants May Spell Trouble for Kids March 25, 2015

Small study found higher risk of ADHD symptoms, other thinking and behavioral problems

Could Smoggy Air Raise Your Anxiety Level? March 25, 2015

Possibly, one study suggests, while another links pollution to increased stroke risk

Smog Plus Pollen May Mean Even More Sneezing March 23, 2015

Higher levels of airborne ozone, nitrogen dioxide might boost potency of birch tree allergen: study

Air Pollution Linked to Increased Stroke Risk, Study Says March 06, 2015

Narrowed neck arteries more common in areas with higher levels of fine particulate matter

Decrease in Air Pollution Tied to Healthier Lungs in Children March 04, 2015

Long-term Los Angeles-area study finds kids' lungs develop better with less smog

Moldy Homes May Mean More Asthma in Young Kids February 16, 2015

Those with allergies at greatest asthma risk, study finds

Pollution Exposure Peaks at Stop Lights, Study Finds February 13, 2015

Air levels of tiny toxic particles were 29 times higher than when car was moving in traffic

Mercury Air Pollution Reflected in Ocean Fish, Study Says February 03, 2015

Concentrations in yellowfin tuna are rising nearly 4 percent a year

58 Million Americans Exposed to Secondhand Smoke: CDC February 03, 2015

Two out of five children breathing in passive smoke, study says

Workers May Be Afraid to Discuss Job-Related Asthma February 03, 2015

People seem to be worried about how disease might affect their employment, income, experts say

Test Your Home for Radon: EPA January 20, 2015

The naturally occurring gas is tied to 21,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. each year, agency says

Indoor Wood-Burning Can Affect Air Quality January 02, 2015

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency offers tips to lessen fire's health impact

Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Linked to Autism Risk December 18, 2014

Expert notes, however, that potential threat is small

EPA Issues Tougher Rules on Ozone Emissions November 26, 2014

Health experts praised the new limits, but industry advocates said they aren't needed

Could Wine, Chocolate Help Shield Your Heart From Smog? November 17, 2014

Researchers say air pollution's effects lessened in older men who consumed flavonoids, but more research needed

Air Pollution May Be Linked to Higher Rates of Kidney Disease November 17, 2014

Study found other risk factors, including age and diabetes, don't fully explain variations in rates

ADHD Linked to Expectant Moms' Smog Exposure November 05, 2014

Traffic and fossil fuels for heat, electricity biggest factors, study suggests

Could Air Pollutants Raise a Child's Autism Risk? October 24, 2014

Chromium, styrene implicated in preliminary study

Teen Sisters Develop Ways to Measure Lung, Heart Damage October 21, 2014

Electronic stethoscope amplifies sounds of breathing changes, thickening of heart muscle

Living With a Smoker Like Living in a Polluted City: Study October 21, 2014

Air-particle levels in smoking households almost 10 times higher than nonsmoking homes

Traffic Pollution May Be a Risk While Pregnant October 21, 2014

Reduced lung function seen in children at age 4, study says

Sudden Cardiac Death a Risk for Women Living Near Major Roads: Study October 13, 2014

May be as big a factor as smoking, obesity and poor eating habits, research suggests

Living Near a Highway May Be Bad for Your Blood Pressure October 01, 2014

Traffic pollution, noise might be linked to raised risk, researchers say

Traffic Pollution Linked to Higher Levels of Obesity Hormone September 12, 2014

Findings could help explain association between dirty air, risk for heart disease, researchers say

Minority Neighborhoods Face Greater Exposure to Air Pollution September 11, 2014

Researchers tracked areas in 6 states to find Hispanic communities get highest exposure

Air in U.S. Cities Getting Cleaner, EPA Says August 21, 2014

Levels of many toxins, pollutants have been lowered since 1990, according to the agency

Smog Controls Tied to Fewer Lung Disease Deaths in N.C. June 23, 2014

Study of 20 years of data suggests federal mandates on cleaner air had positive impact on health

Obama Moves to Cut Power Plant Emissions June 02, 2014

Reducing carbon pollution would boost health, backers say; GOP lawmakers, some business leaders skeptical of plan

Children's Asthma Linked to Air Pollution in 2nd Trimester: Study May 19, 2014

Preliminary research finds timing of exposure an important element

Climate Change Will Make Breathing in Summer Harder: Study May 08, 2014

As weather warms, some areas in U.S. will have many high ozone days

Could Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Strip Foods of Some Nutrients? May 07, 2014

Study suggests significant decline in amounts of zinc, iron as CO2 becomes more abundant in the atmosphere

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