Tag: Air pollution
Air pollution primes children for asthma-related cockroach allergy Public release date: 6-Feb-2013[ | E-mail | Share ] Contact: Timothy S. Paultp2111@columbia.edu212-305-2676Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health Air pollution primes children for asthma-related cockroach allergy Researchers at the Columbia Center for Children’s Environmental Health untangle complex web of factors behind high rates of asthma in urban environment An allergic reaction to cockroaches is a major contributor to asthma in urban children, but new research suggests that the insects are just one part of a more complex story
Air pollution is still a scourge confronting South Africa, says Water and Environmental Affairs Deputy Minister Rejoice Mabudafhasi.
Near-roadway air pollution a major contributor to asthma in Los Angeles County, USC research finds Public release date: 24-Sep-2012[ | E-mail | Share ] Contact: Leslie Ridgewaylridgewa@usc.edu323-442-2823University of Southern California – Health Sciences Near-roadway air pollution a major contributor to asthma in Los Angeles County, USC research finds State policies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions will have maximum health benefits if coupled with policies to reduce near-roadway exposure, study says LOS ANGELES ? Research conducted at the University of Southern California (USC) indicates that at least 8 percent of the more than 300,000 cases of childhood asthma in Los Angeles County can be attributed to traffic-related pollution at homes within 75 meters (a little less than 250 feet) of a busy roadway. The study also indicates that previous estimates of childhood asthma exacerbation related to air pollution may have underestimated the true burden of exposure on society
Sinclair Oil to Pay $3.8m Penalty And Install Pollution Controls At Wyoming Refineries to Resolve Violations of 2008 Consent Decree
The Department of Justice and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has announced a settlement with two subsidiaries of Sinclair Oil Corporation to resolve alleged violations of air pollution limits established in a 2008 consent decree at refineries in Casper and Sinclair, Wyo.
PRINT EMAIL SHARELAOS: Household air pollution fuels pneumoniaPhoto: Toby Fricker/IRINReducing exposure to indoor smoke is keyVIENTIANE, 26 June 2012 (IRIN) – More than 95 percent of the Lao population use solid fuels for cooking, but the smoke produced by burning them contributes to the high number of child deaths from pneumonia, particularly among the poorest families, say health experts. World Health Organization (WHO) statistics show that in 2010, the latest year for which there are figures, 1,777 children under the age of five died from pneumonia in Laos, but health experts believe the number could be significantly higher.
The hordes of bark beetles that have bored their way through more than six billion trees in the western United States and British Columbia since the 1990s do more than kill stately pine, spruce and other trees.
The European Union (EU) has reached an international agreement to update the Gothenburg Protocol, setting more ambitious targets to reduce trans-boundary air pollution.
The Danish Minister for the Environment, Ida Auken, is satisfied with a new international agreement that sets stricter requirements to air pollution across the borders of Europe. The agreement reaches until 2020.