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Respiratory Effects

When It Comes to Respiratory Effects of Wood Smoke, Sex Matters

Exposure to wood smoke can have different effects on the respiratory immune systems of men and women – effects that may be obscured when...
atmospheric organic aerosol

Cleaner Air, Longer Lives

The air we breathe contains particulate matter from a range of natural and human-related sources. Particulate matter is responsible for thousands of premature deaths...
asthma

Exposure to Larger Air Particles Linked to Increased Risk of Asthma...

Researchers at The Johns Hopkins University report statistical evidence that children exposed to airborne coarse particulate matter — a mix of dust, sand and...
manganesevideo

Study Links High Manganese Levels with IQ Scores in Children

Can a chemical element critical for brain growth and development cause lower IQ and memory problems when found in excessive amounts? That appears to...
Manganese

Manganese in Underground Drinking Water is Cause for Concern

Underground drinking water sources in parts of the U.S. and three Asian countries may not be as safe as previously thought due to high...
Fatty Acids

Fatty Acids and Adenoma Risk

Dietary intake of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs) has been associated with risk of colorectal cancer, with omega-6 PUFAs increasing and omega-3 PUFAs decreasing risk....
cancer

UMass Amherst Researcher Claims Cancer Risk Assessment is Based on Flawed...

In a new paper, University of Massachusetts Amherst environmental toxicologist Edward Calabrese continues his campaign to cast doubt on the legitimacy of the linear...
bedbugs

Penn State Researchers Find New Solution to Combat Age-Old Bedbug Problem

As the summer travel season kicks into high gear, Penn State researchers have found a potential solution to those unwanted guests that can turn...
cardiovascular disease

Ozone Pollution Connected to Cardiovascular Health

Exposure to ozone, long associated with impaired lung function, is also connected to health changes that can cause cardiovascular disease such as heart attack,...
pollutants

The Common Insecticide Poisoning Our Rivers and Wetlands

Urban streams and wetlands play an important role in the proper functioning of our cities. They protect our houses from floods, provide green spaces...
biofuels

Research Progressing on How to Spur Wide Use of Aviation Biofuels

Slowed as much by extremely low oil prices as supply-chain and technological challenges, the effort to integrate biofuels into the nation's aviation fuel supply...
fatty acids

Studies Link Healthy Brain Aging to Omega-3 and Omega-6 Fatty Acids...

Two new studies link patterns of polyunsaturated fatty acids in the blood to the integrity of brain structures and cognitive abilities that are known...
omega-3

Algae: Our Original Omega-3 Source

PUFAs are poly unsaturated fatty acids or omega-3 fatty acids. These PUFAs, in particular DHA and EPA, play an important role in our health....
gas-fueled plants

Estimates of Emissions from Natural Gas-fueled Plants Much Too Low, Study...

Power plants that burn natural gas produce significantly less pollutants and greenhouse gases than coal-burning plants, according to current estimates of how much methane...
climate

NIST Quest for Climate-Friendly Refrigerants Finds Complicated Choices

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have just completed a multiyear study to identify the “best” candidates for future use...
ozone pollution

Method To Predict Surface Ozone Pollution Levels Provides 48-hour Heads-up

A novel air quality model will help air quality forecasters predict surface ozone levels up to 48-hours in advance and with fewer resources, according...
heart failure

Fatty Acids May Lead to First Heart Failure Treatments

University of Rochester Medical Center will be studying omega-3 fatty acids and their use in preventing and treating a certain type of heart failure.According...
gene sequencing

UW Startup Bringing High-speed Gene Sequencing to Water Purity Tests

Access to clean water is a fundamental part of public health, yet tests for the bacteria, viruses and protozoans that cause water-borne diseases are...
asthma

Omega-3 Supplements Can Prevent Childhood Asthma

Taking certain omega-3 fatty acid supplements during pregnancy can reduce the risk of childhood asthma by almost one third, according to a new study...
Water Contamination

New Technology Helps Pinpoint Sources of Water Contamination

Berkeley Lab develops better method of environmental monitoring using the PhyloChip, finds surprising results in Russian River watershed