Air Pollution Causes 200,000 Early Deaths in US

“Air pollution causes about 200,000 early deaths each year in the United States” reports a Voice of America news article which quotes a study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (See full article here). “In the past five to 10 years, the evidence linking air-pollution exposure to risk of early death has really solidified and … More

Ozone Pollution

Ozone Pollution In the American Lung Association’s “State of the Air 2013” (See the full report here) ozone is discussed. “The ozone layer found high in the upper atmosphere (the stratosphere) shields us from much of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. However, ozone air pollution at ground level where we can breathe it (in the troposphere) … More

Too Much Air Pollution

Too Much Air Pollution In the November 2013 Reader’s Digest Joel K. Kahn, M.D., clinical professor of medicine at Wayne State University School of Medicine and director of cardiac wellness at Michigan Healthcare Professionals, wrote an article called “Sneaky Heart Stressors” (see full article here). His article says: “These less well-known issues have been affecting … More

More Reports of Dangers of Air Pollution

More Reports of Dangers of Air Pollution Regarding the latest government air quality standards (See full article here) we see that “On December 14, 2012 the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) strengthened the nation’s air quality standards for fine particulate pollution to improve public health protection by revising the primary annual PM2.5 standard to 12 … More

Exercise When Pollution is Low

Exercise Outdoors on Days When Pollution Levels Are Low A recent article noted that before exercising outdoors one should check levels of ozone and particulates. During winter inversions or at other times of high particulate pollution it is best to exercise in the mountains or inside (health club or walking at a shopping mall)… Susceptible … More

Skip the Febreeze

Skip the Febreeze In Consumer Reports’ Shop Smart guide there is a list of ways to save money. Number 11 is “Skip the Febreeze”. It says: “The Febreeze TV commercial shows blindfolded people in a smelly room that was “Febreezed” describing the smell as “refreshing”. We tried it: We brought blindfolded people into a room … More

Pollution-cholesterol Link to Heart Disease Seen

Pollution-cholesterol Link to Heart Disease Seen More and more evidence is piling up to warn people of the dangers of air pollution on health, particularly on the heart. The Los Angeles Times printed an article by Marla Cone on July 26, 2007 which states: “Strengthening the link between air pollution and cardiovascular disease, new research … More

Indoor pollutants

Indoor pollutants The New York Times has reported that “Virtually every household and office building is a potential source of excessive amounts of one or another toxic pollutant—nitrogen dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrocarbons, formaldehyde, radon ( a radioactive product of radium), sulphur dioxide, asbestos, not to mention the chemicals in hairsprays, deodorants, oven cleaners, paints, pesticides, … More

Orem, Utah Pollution

Orem, Utah Pollution July 10, 2013 saw some real haze over Orem, Utah skies. Take a look. No blue sky here. Whatever is in the air is what you are breathing—no matter how polluted—if you don’t have a Health Guardian system at your house!

Air Pollution May Increase Risk of Stillbirth

Air Pollution May Increase Risk of Stillbirth “Pregnant women exposed to higher concentrations of common air pollutants may be at increased risk of still birth.” says a study from the American Journal of Epidemiology published in Environmental Health News. “Rates of stillbirth are higher in the United States than in many other developed countries…. Exposure … More