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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

Nonwhites Exposed to More Air Pollution: Study April 15, 2014

More nitrogen dioxide from exhaust fumes, power plants could mean increased deaths from heart disease, researchers say

Traffic Smog Tied to Hospital Stays for White Kids With Asthma March 27, 2014

Among black kids in study, other factors appeared to play bigger role in asthma rehospitalizations

More Evidence Environmental Exposures Contribute to Autism March 13, 2014

Where birth defects increased, so did diagnoses of the developmental disorder, study showed

EPA Sets Tougher Auto Fuel, Emissions Standards March 03, 2014

Move would lower sulfur and other pollutants in gas, require cleaner engine technology

Old Wood Stoves a Costly Way to Keep Warm, Experts Say February 08, 2014

Newer heating units use one-third less wood and produce 60 percent less air pollution than older models

Smog Linked to Higher Heart Attack Risk January 22, 2014

Findings from European study support tighter air-quality guidelines, researchers say

Cheap Chinese Goods May Mean More Smog in U.S., Study Finds January 21, 2014

American consumers must shoulder some of the blame, researchers say

Health Tip: Pay Attention to Air Pollution January 16, 2014

Avoid outdoors when air quality is poor

Air Pollution Linked to Dry Eye Syndrome in Study November 19, 2013

High rates of both seen in most major U.S. cities

Signs of Early Kidney Damage Found in Some 9/11 Responders November 11, 2013

Researchers say those who were exposed longest to polluted air at Ground Zero were most affected

Lower Smog Levels Tied to Lower Birth Weights October 15, 2013

Pregnant women's exposure to air pollution from traffic, industry still too high, European study finds

High Smog Levels Tied to Serious Heart Problems October 14, 2013

European study author calls for lower air-pollution threshold

Smog, Stressed Mom May Raise Risk of Behavior Woes in Kids October 08, 2013

Exposure to a combination of the two in the womb is worse than either alone, study suggests

More Deaths Among Older People During Economic Upswings: Study October 08, 2013

Effect seen in both middle age and retirement in analysis of 19 nations

Car Ventilation Settings May Reduce Exposure to Pollution September 13, 2013

'Recirculate' is the best choice to escape the smog, researchers say

Cutting Soot, Methane Will Benefit Climate Less Than Predicted: Study August 12, 2013

Reducing greenhouse gas emissions will do more to stem global warming, researchers say

Indoor Incense Triggers Lung Cell Inflammation, Study Shows August 06, 2013

Researchers say this practice can cause response similar to secondhand cigarette smoke

Poll: U.S. Adults Support Smoking Ban in Cars With Kids July 23, 2013

3 of 4 also agree homes of children with asthma, other lung problems should be smoke-free

2 Million Deaths a Year Could Be Due to Air Pollution: Study July 12, 2013

Rises in ozone caused by humans mostly to blame, researchers say

Smoggy Days May Raise Your Odds for Burst Appendix July 11, 2013

Study found the risk rose by up to 22 percent after consecutive high-ozone days

Smog Tied to Higher Risk of Lung Cancer, Heart Failure July 10, 2013

Even low pollution levels linked to harmful effects in studies

Trees May Save a Life Each Year in Big Cities June 28, 2013

U.S. Forest Service measured pollution-busting impact of 'urban forests'

Polluted Air Linked to Autism Risk June 18, 2013

Pregnant women who live with smog at higher risk, but experts caution the finding is not definitive

Noise, Dirty Air May Be Double Whammy for the Heart May 20, 2013

Both pollution sources associated with hardening of arteries, study suggests

Living Near Major Roadways in Pregnancy Tied to Respiratory Woes in Children May 20, 2013

Infants may have higher risk for conditions like pneumonia, study found

Living Near Heavy Traffic May Harm Kidney Function May 14, 2013

Polluted air can lower organ's filtering ability, new research suggests

'Nonsmoking' Hotel Rooms May Not Fully Protect Guests May 14, 2013

Partial smoking bans still left study participants with signs of tobacco exposure

Trees Plus Man-Made Pollution Creates Smog, Study Suggests May 03, 2013

Interaction between pollution and molecules produced by nature may lead to lung cancer, researchers say

Secondhand Smoke Tied to Lower 'Good' Cholesterol in Teen Girls April 30, 2013

Living with smokers may raise risk for heart disease, study suggests

Sampling New York Subway Air for Science April 29, 2013

Little difference in microbial population thanks to well-ventilated system, researchers say

Many Americans Breathing Cleaner Air: Report April 24, 2013

But some cities continue to have dangerously high levels of ozone and soot

Air Pollution May Speed Hardening of Arteries April 23, 2013

Study found people exposed to higher levels showed more thickening of vessels

Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Might Raise Child's Cancer Risk: Study April 09, 2013

But research needs replication before conclusions are drawn, experts say

Traffic Smog Tied to Serious Birth Defects March 29, 2013

California study found higher risk of spinal cord, brain disorders

EPA Proposes Cleaner Fuel, Car Standards March 29, 2013

Regulations will prevent thousands of early deaths, hospitalizations, agency says

Health Tip: Take Care of Mold Problems March 18, 2013

Here's how to clean it up properly

City Kids Exposed to More Lead From Contaminated Dust in Summer March 01, 2013

Scientists found that wind, humidity raise levels of airborne particles

Smog May Boost Death Risk for Heart Attack Survivors February 20, 2013

British study followed 150,000 patients after discharge from hospital

Smoggy Air Tied to Heart Attacks: Study February 18, 2013

Houston research tracked peaks in ozone, pollution levels

Open Windows, Lower Risk for Preterm Birth: Study February 14, 2013

Increased ventilation reduces exposure to secondhand smoke, chemicals, researchers say

Exposure to Smog in Early Pregnancy Linked to Complications February 07, 2013

High ozone levels during first trimester may raise risk of preemie birth, preeclampsia, study finds

Smog Exposure During Pregnancy Tied to Tinier Babies February 06, 2013

International study looked at more than 3 million births

Lead Levels Down in U.S. Kids, But Asthma Cases Rising: EPA January 25, 2013

Report looks at the environment's effect on children's health

Airborne Toxins Down, But Overall Pollutant Levels Rising: EPA January 16, 2013

Better technologies may bring cleaner air, but dumping of toxins onto land is rising, agency says

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