Even in utero, children may be affected by exposure to certain compounds in car exhaust.
Studies continue to suggest that in utero exposure to pollution can raise the risk of autism
A new study shows just how quickly exposure to air pollution can trigger dangerous changes in the heart, even in otherwise healthy young people.
Inflammation and unhealthy clotting factors decreased in Beijing as pollution levels dropped during the 2008 Olympic Games. In order to maintain that trend, a researcher has some advice: drive less.
It’s not just an environmental hazard. Dirty air can impact health immediately after exposure.
In the first study of its kind, researchers in Sweden have linked exposure to environmental toxins to an increased risk of atherosclerosis, or hardening of the arteries — a major risk factor for heart attack and stroke.
Back in 2002, Philip Landrigan and a team of other researchers at Mount Sinai Medical School estimated the annual cost of four childhood conditions — lead poisoning, cancer, developmental disabilities and asthma — that could …
It’s a busy week in heart health news. The American Heart Association (AHA) released a new statement (PDF) yesterday on the impact of particulate pollution on heart health — suggesting that there is now enough evidence to indicate that this form of fine pollution can contribute to heart disease and even trigger heart attacks.