Sunday, February 03, 2019 by: Michelle Simmons Tags: Air pollution, air quality, badhealth, badpollution, brain health, fine particulate matter, Medicine, mental health, Mental illness, mental well-being, research, toxic air (Natural News) Toxic chemicals in the air have been shown to cause cardiovascular and respiratory diseases. However, air pollution does not only cause damage to our physical well-being, but our mental health as well. A new study reported by the Science Daily shows that toxic air can cause psychological distress in humans. In the study, researchers from the University of Washington (UW) used data of more than 6,000 individuals from The Panel Study of Income Dynamics, which is a large, national study, to analyze the relationship between toxic air and mental health. The questionnaire measured the individuals’ emotions of sadness, nervousness, hopelessness, and were rated using a psychological distress scale. Then, they combined the air pollution … [Read more...] about Air pollution is so depressing: New study shows high levels of particulates impact mental health
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Friday, January 18, 2019 by: Russel Davis Tags: Air pollution, alternative medicine, goodhealth, natural cures, natural remedies, supplements, Vitamin B, WHO (Natural News) Taking high doses of vitamin B supplements may offer protection against the adverse health effects of air pollution, according to a small study published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. To test this, researchers examined 10 participants given daily doses of a vitamin B supplement containing 2.5 mg of folic acid, 50 mg of vitamin B6 and 1 mg of vitamin B12. The participants were initially exposed to clean air and were given a placebo to assess their basic responses. The same participants were then exposed to air containing high levels of PM2.5, a very fine particulate matter that is considered the most hazardous air pollutant. Researchers found that daily vitamin B supplementation helped inhibit the effect of PM2.5 on the body between 28 and 76 percent in ten gene … [Read more...] about Scientists warn city dwellers to stock up on B vitamins after discovering they protect human health from air pollution
Updated 9:48 pm PST, Wednesday, December 26, 2018 In this Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, photo, people take early morning walk amidst smog in New Delhi, India. Authorities have ordered fire services to sprinkle water from high rise building to settle dust particles and stop burning of garbage and building activity in the Indian capital as the air quality hovered between severe and very poor this week posing a serious health hazard for millions of people. less In this Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2018, photo, people take early morning walk amidst smog in New Delhi, India. Authorities have ordered fire services to sprinkle water from high rise building to settle dust particles ... more Photo: Manish Swarup, AP Photo: Manish Swarup, AP Image 1 of / 5 Caption Close Image 1 of 5 In this … [Read more...] about Indian firefighters battle air pollution in New Delhi
Breath of fresh air: Premature deaths from air pollution in the U.S. fell by nearly half between 1990 and 2010, according to an analysis by researchers in North Carolina and Beijing. Total deaths attributable to the health impacts of ozone and fine particulate matter fell to about 71,000 each year, from 135,000, Yale Environment 360 reports. The study demonstrates that efforts to curb air pollution have had a dramatic impact, said Jason West, an atmospheric scientist at the University of North Carolina and a study author. “Even though we’ve seen some tangible success, there are still people dying, and a public health challenge remains going forward,” West said in a press release. “New federal policies curtailing air pollution regulations likely will slow the improvement in air quality or possibly make air quality worse.” Also: Ten of the world’s most polluted cities are in India, the world’s fastest-growing economy. Iain … [Read more...] about Big Drop Shown in U.S. Deaths Linked to Air Pollution
Sunday, October 07, 2018 by: Ralph Flores Tags: air quality, badhealth, badpollution, cancer, cancer causes, cigarette smoke, indoor air, inside air pollution, lung cancer, non-smoker, odorless gas, public hazard, public health issue, radium, radon, radon gas, radon testing, smoker, smoking, uranium miners (Natural News) You might want to get your homes checked to see if you’re harboring an invisible killer in the air. According to Dr. Aaron Goodarzi of the University of Calgary, houses may have well over the safe exposure limit of radon gas. In an article in the Daily Mail, Dr. Goodarzi writes that at least one in 15 homes in the U.S. contain the invisible gas. Radon, a radioactive, invisible, and colorless gas, is a major cause of lung cancer after cigarette smoke. In Canada, at least 4,000 new cases of lung cancer are attributed to radon exposure, while experts estimate 15,000 to 22,000 lung cancer deaths in the U.S. are linked to the gas. He and his research team have … [Read more...] about You know air pollution is dangerous, but what about the air INSIDE your home?