Thursday, July 26, 2018 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: Air pollution, air quality, badhealth, badpollution, commute, health hazards, lung function, Public Health, public transportation, pulmonary function, research, respiratory health, school children, science, travel (Natural News) The respiratory health of primary school children is at risk because of the air pollution from their travel to school and back home, according to a study. The study was carried out by a team of researchers from Hong Kong Community College who looked at the impact of daily travel air pollution to the respiratory health of primary school children. In conducting the study, the research team involved a total of 850 primary school children aged 10 to 12 years from 12 randomly selected schools in Hong Kong. Each participant was tasked to record their daily traveling activities. In addition, they were given questionnaires regarding their indoor living conditions and respiratory health conditions. The … [Read more...] about Air pollution from daily travel found to impact the respiratory health of primary school children
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Wednesday, July 11, 2018 by: Ralph Flores Tags: Air pollution, ambient particulate matter, badhealth, diabetes, diabetes risk, disease causes, environmental pollution, nitrogen dioxide, obesity, ozone, PM1, PM10, PM2.5, pollutants, sulfur dioxide (Natural News) Bad news for young overweight people living in areas that are highly polluted: Long-term exposure may possibly increase your risk of having diabetes, according to a study published in the journal Lancet Planetary Health. The cross-sectional study, dubbed by the researchers to be the “largest epidemiological study on the associations of ambient air pollution with diabetes,” observed more than 15,000 participants to understand how air pollution – in particular, ambient particulate matter (PM) and gaseous pollutants – can affect the prevalence of diabetes. While there have been many studies about the detrimental effects of air pollution on a person’s health, the team stated that … [Read more...] about Could air pollution increase your risk of developing diabetes?
Sunday, July 01, 2018 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: Air pollution, air pollution exposure, badhealth, badmedicine, badpollution, blood pressure, cardiovascular health, child health, childhood, children's health, clean air, fine particulate matter, goodscience, high blood pressure, hypertension, indoor air, maternal exposure, particulate matter, PM2.5, pollution, pregnancy, research, toxins (Natural News) Exposure to high levels of air pollution during the third trimester of pregnancy can increase the baby’s risk of high blood pressure, according to a study published in the journal Hypertension. The study, which was carried out by a team of researchers at Johns Hopkins University in the U.S., is one of the first studies to demonstrate that inhaling polluted air during pregnancy may cause detrimental effects on the cardiovascular health of the offspring during childhood. Hypertension during childhood often results in hypertension in adulthood, which is the leading cause of … [Read more...] about Unprecedented science study proves that air pollution can negatively affect babies while in the womb
Air pollution caused one in seven new cases of diabetes in 2016, according to a U.S. study, which found even low levels raised the chances of developing the chronic disease. Diabetes has primarily been associated with lifestyle factors like diet and a sedentary lifestyle, but research by the Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis said pollution also plays a major role. The study estimated that pollution contributed to 3.2 million new diabetes cases globally in 2016 -- or around 14 percent of all new diabetes cases globally that year. "Our research shows a significant link between air pollution and diabetes globally," said Ziyad Al-Aly, the study's senior author. Pollution is thought to reduce the body's insulin production, "preventing the body from converting blood glucose into energy that the body needs to maintain health," according to the research. Al-Aly said the research, published in the Lancet Planetary Health, found an increased risk even with levels of air … [Read more...] about Study: Air Pollution Plays Significant Role in Diabetes