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White kids more prone to asthma from air pollution

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 16:07

White children suffer from asthma due to higher exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) more frequently than their black counterparts, a new Cincinnati Children`s Hospital Medical Center study finds.

Polluted air linked to 7 million deaths in 2012: WHO

Last Updated: Tuesday, March 25, 2014, 11:19

Air pollution killed about 7 million people in 2012, making it the world`s single biggest environmental health risk, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Tuesday.

9/11 air pollution linked to stress disorder

Last Updated: Friday, March 21, 2014, 16:57

People who were exposed to a massive dust cloud of air pollution at Ground Zero when the 9/11 twin terror attacks took place are at an increased risk of developing obstructive sleep apnea and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Increasing air pollution causing respiratory ailments

Last Updated: Friday, February 21, 2014, 21:18

Air pollution has become a big menace and poses a serious threat to people`s health. The ever soaring levels of air pollution have led to an increase in reports of respiratory problems in metropolitan cities like Delhi.

Air pollution may lead to brain cancer

Last Updated: Sunday, February 16, 2014, 15:52

A team of researchers is set to conduct a study to determine if several potentially toxic compounds that exist in polluted air are capable of entering the brain from the bloodstream and causing brain cancer.

Air pollution increases hypertension risk in pregnant women

Last Updated: Friday, February 14, 2014, 12:43

A new study has found that breathing in harmful toxics during pregnancy increases risk of hypertension in women and may result in deadly complications like preeclampsia.

Pollution increasing lung cancer in Indian women

Last Updated: Monday, February 03, 2014, 15:20

In a worrying trend noted by oncologists, lung cancer is increasing rapidly among Indian women. The foremost reason, much against popular perception, is not smoking but environmental pollution.

Air pollution linked to heart attacks

Last Updated: Wednesday, January 22, 2014, 15:50

There is a certain link between long-term exposure to air pollution and heart attacks and angina, shows research.

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