June 23, 2014: Smog Controls Tied to Fewer Lung Disease Deaths in N.C.
Study of 20 years of data suggests federal mandates on cleaner air had positive impact on health

June 02, 2014: Obama Moves to Cut Power Plant Emissions
Reducing carbon pollution would boost health, backers say; GOP lawmakers, some business leaders skeptical of plan

May 19, 2014: Children's Asthma Linked to Air Pollution in 2nd Trimester: Study
Preliminary research finds timing of exposure an important element

May 08, 2014: Climate Change Will Make Breathing in Summer Harder: Study
As weather warms, some areas in U.S. will have many high ozone days

May 07, 2014: Could Rising Carbon Dioxide Levels Strip Foods of Some Nutrients?
Study suggests significant decline in amounts of zinc, iron as CO2 becomes more abundant in the atmosphere

April 15, 2014: Nonwhites Exposed to More Air Pollution: Study
More nitrogen dioxide from exhaust fumes, power plants could mean increased deaths from heart disease, researchers say

March 27, 2014: Traffic Smog Tied to Hospital Stays for White Kids With Asthma
Among black kids in study, other factors appeared to play bigger role in asthma rehospitalizations

March 13, 2014: More Evidence Environmental Exposures Contribute to Autism
Where birth defects increased, so did diagnoses of the developmental disorder, study showed

March 03, 2014: EPA Sets Tougher Auto Fuel, Emissions Standards
Move would lower sulfur and other pollutants in gas, require cleaner engine technology

February 08, 2014: Old Wood Stoves a Costly Way to Keep Warm, Experts Say
Newer heating units use one-third less wood and produce 60 percent less air pollution than older models

January 22, 2014: Smog Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk
Findings from European study support tighter air-quality guidelines, researchers say

January 21, 2014: Cheap Chinese Goods May Mean More Smog in U.S., Study Finds
American consumers must shoulder some of the blame, researchers say

January 16, 2014: Health Tip: Pay Attention to Air Pollution
Avoid outdoors when air quality is poor

November 19, 2013: Air Pollution Linked to Dry Eye Syndrome in Study
High rates of both seen in most major U.S. cities

November 11, 2013: Signs of Early Kidney Damage Found in Some 9/11 Responders
Researchers say those who were exposed longest to polluted air at Ground Zero were most affected

October 15, 2013: Lower Smog Levels Tied to Lower Birth Weights
Pregnant women's exposure to air pollution from traffic, industry still too high, European study finds

October 14, 2013: High Smog Levels Tied to Serious Heart Problems
European study author calls for lower air-pollution threshold

October 08, 2013: Smog, Stressed Mom May Raise Risk of Behavior Woes in Kids
Exposure to a combination of the two in the womb is worse than either alone, study suggests

October 08, 2013: More Deaths Among Older People During Economic Upswings: Study
Effect seen in both middle age and retirement in analysis of 19 nations

September 13, 2013: Car Ventilation Settings May Reduce Exposure to Pollution
'Recirculate' is the best choice to escape the smog, researchers say

August 12, 2013: Cutting Soot, Methane Will Benefit Climate Less Than Predicted: Study
Reducing greenhouse gas emissions will do more to stem global warming, researchers say

August 06, 2013: Indoor Incense Triggers Lung Cell Inflammation, Study Shows
Researchers say this practice can cause response similar to secondhand cigarette smoke

July 23, 2013: Poll: U.S. Adults Support Smoking Ban in Cars With Kids
3 of 4 also agree homes of children with asthma, other lung problems should be smoke-free

July 12, 2013: 2 Million Deaths a Year Could Be Due to Air Pollution: Study
Rises in ozone caused by humans mostly to blame, researchers say

July 11, 2013: Smoggy Days May Raise Your Odds for Burst Appendix
Study found the risk rose by up to 22 percent after consecutive high-ozone days

July 10, 2013: Smog Tied to Higher Risk of Lung Cancer, Heart Failure
Even low pollution levels linked to harmful effects in studies

June 28, 2013: Trees May Save a Life Each Year in Big Cities
U.S. Forest Service measured pollution-busting impact of 'urban forests'

June 18, 2013: Polluted Air Linked to Autism Risk
Pregnant women who live with smog at higher risk, but experts caution the finding is not definitive

May 20, 2013: Noise, Dirty Air May Be Double Whammy for the Heart
Both pollution sources associated with hardening of arteries, study suggests

May 20, 2013: Living Near Major Roadways in Pregnancy Tied to Respiratory Woes in Children
Infants may have higher risk for conditions like pneumonia, study found

May 14, 2013: Living Near Heavy Traffic May Harm Kidney Function
Polluted air can lower organ's filtering ability, new research suggests

May 14, 2013: 'Nonsmoking' Hotel Rooms May Not Fully Protect Guests
Partial smoking bans still left study participants with signs of tobacco exposure

May 03, 2013: Trees Plus Man-Made Pollution Creates Smog, Study Suggests
Interaction between pollution and molecules produced by nature may lead to lung cancer, researchers say

April 30, 2013: Secondhand Smoke Tied to Lower 'Good' Cholesterol in Teen Girls
Living with smokers may raise risk for heart disease, study suggests

April 29, 2013: Sampling New York Subway Air for Science
Little difference in microbial population thanks to well-ventilated system, researchers say

April 24, 2013: Many Americans Breathing Cleaner Air: Report
But some cities continue to have dangerously high levels of ozone and soot

April 23, 2013: Air Pollution May Speed Hardening of Arteries
Study found people exposed to higher levels showed more thickening of vessels

April 09, 2013: Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Might Raise Child's Cancer Risk: Study
But research needs replication before conclusions are drawn, experts say

March 29, 2013: Traffic Smog Tied to Serious Birth Defects
California study found higher risk of spinal cord, brain disorders

March 29, 2013: EPA Proposes Cleaner Fuel, Car Standards
Regulations will prevent thousands of early deaths, hospitalizations, agency says

March 18, 2013: Health Tip: Take Care of Mold Problems
Here's how to clean it up properly

March 01, 2013: City Kids Exposed to More Lead From Contaminated Dust in Summer
Scientists found that wind, humidity raise levels of airborne particles

February 20, 2013: Smog May Boost Death Risk for Heart Attack Survivors
British study followed 150,000 patients after discharge from hospital

February 18, 2013: Smoggy Air Tied to Heart Attacks: Study
Houston research tracked peaks in ozone, pollution levels

February 14, 2013: Open Windows, Lower Risk for Preterm Birth: Study
Increased ventilation reduces exposure to secondhand smoke, chemicals, researchers say

February 07, 2013: Exposure to Smog in Early Pregnancy Linked to Complications
High ozone levels during first trimester may raise risk of preemie birth, preeclampsia, study finds

February 06, 2013: Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Tied to Tinier Babies
International study looked at more than 3 million births

January 25, 2013: Lead Levels Down in U.S. Kids, But Asthma Cases Rising: EPA
Report looks at the environment's effect on children's health

January 16, 2013: Airborne Toxins Down, But Overall Pollutant Levels Rising: EPA
Better technologies may bring cleaner air, but dumping of toxins onto land is rising, agency says

January 09, 2013: Reductions in Wood-Burning Stoves Tied to Lower Death Rates
Australian study found air quality improved, especially boosting men's respiratory health