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Air Pollution Risks Lifelong Harm to Babies

Air Pollution Risks Lifelong Harm to Babies Air pollution risks may last a lifetime and are “especially dangerous for infants and children younger than 3 years of age as their organs are still developing,” said Li Pu, a senior consultant at new Century International Children’s Hospital, the private arm of Beijing’s Children’s Hospital. At that … More

Air Pollution Linked to Low Birth Weight

Air Pollution Linked to Low Birth Weight In San Francisco Gate, Stephanie M. Lee reports that research is showing that “Mothers who breathe the kind of pollution emitted by vehicles, coal power plants and factories are significantly likelier to give birth to underweight children than mothers living in less polluted areas” (See article here). “Nearly … More

More Information about Autism and Air Pollution

More Information about Autism and Air Pollution “Researchers seeking the roots of autism have linked the disorder to chemicals in air pollution”, according to a new study. “Researchers from Harvard University’s School of Public Health found that pregnant women exposed to high levels of diesel particulates or mercury were twice as likely to have an … More

Dangers of Indoor Air Pollution

Dangers of Indoor Air Pollution Jane E. Brody of the New York Times has reported on the dangers of indoor air pollution, saying that “the air you breathe in your home of office may be hazardous to your health—more dangerous, in fact, than the outdoor air in the most polluted cities” (See article here). “Many … More

Surrounded by Pollution

Surrounded by Pollution Living, going to school, or working near a busy road may be hazardous to your health. The Arizona Republic newspaper has reported that “Every day, children attend classes at more than 30 public schools built near freeways, from Anthem on the north to Gilbert on the south. At some schools, the playgrounds … More

Air Pollution May Increase Risk of Appendicitis

Air Pollution May Increase Risk of Appendicitis Science Daily has reported the possibility of a link between high ozone days and adults being hospitalized with appendicitis (see article here). “When researchers compared the 5-day average of ozone concentrations prior to admission to the hospital, patients were approximately 15 percent more likely to be hospitalized for … More

Autism linked to Air Pollution

Autism linked to Air Pollution Dr. Brian Moench, president of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, published three articles recently which discuss autism, particularly in Utah. The Salt Lake Tribune (see article here) published a “warning to prospective parents: Living in Utah means your baby boy will have a 1 in 32 chance of being … More

Utah Children and Einstein’s brain

Utah Children and Einstein’s brain The Salt Lake Tribune published an article by Dr. Brian Moench (see article here) that says that if Einstein had grown up in Utah “he would likely never have been the world’s iconic genius”. The reason is because of air pollution in Utah. “Building on an already robust body of … More

Dirty Air Triggers More Heart Attacks than Cocaine

Dirty Air Triggers More Heart Attacks than Cocaine Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment have published an article (seen here) by Kate Kelland saying that “Air pollution triggers more heart attacks than using cocaine and poses as high a risk of sparking a heart attack as alcohol, coffee and physical exertion…. Sex, anger, marijuana use … More

Poor Air Quality at Home can Lead to Health Risks

Poor Air Quality at Home can Lead to Health Risks “Many people don’t notice the air within their own homes”, according to a Deseret News article published September 10, 2011, but “poor air quality may cause health problems down the road.” “Often, symptoms of mold, chemicals and other pollutants may not appear for years, so … More