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Exposure to high pollution levels during pregnancy may increase risk of...

Women in the U.S. exposed to high levels of air pollution while pregnant were up to twice as likely to have a child with...

Psychological effects of BP oil spill go beyond residents of impacted...

GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- The psychological effects of the BP oil spill, the largest recorded environmental disaster in human history, extend far beyond people living around the areas of the Gulf of Mexico that were directly impacted by the spill, a...

Broader psychological impact of 2010 BP oil spill

Baltimore, MD -- Feb. 17, 2011. The explosion and fire on a BP-licensed oil platform in the Gulf of Mexico in April 2010 had huge environmental and economic effects, with millions of gallons of oil leaking into the water for more than five months. ...

NIH study finds 2 pesticides associated with Parkinson’s disease

New research shows a link between use of two pesticides, rotenone and paraquat, and Parkinson's disease. People who used either pesticide developed Parkinson's disease approximately 2.5 times more often than non-users. The study was a collabora...

Pollution controls used during China Olympics could save lives if continued

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- The air pollution control measures that were put in place in Beijing during the 2008 Olympic Games -- if continued -- would cut almost in half the lifetime risk of lung cancer for the area's residents from certain inhaled pollu...

Findings on pollution damage to human airways could yield new therapies

DURHAM, N.C. -- Researchers from Duke University Medical Center have identified how nanoparticles from diesel exhaust damage lung airway cells, a finding that could lead to new therapies for people susceptible to airway disease. The scientists a...

UCSF study identifies chemicals in pregnant women

The bodies of virtually all U.S. pregnant women carry multiple chemicals, including some banned since the 1970s and others used in common products such as non-stick cookware, processed foods and personal care products, according to a new study from ...

Researcher finds proximity to freeway associated with autism

LOS ANGELES (December 16, 2010) -- Living near a freeway may be associated with increased risk of autism, according to a study published by a team of researchers from Children's Hospital Los Angeles, the Keck School of Medicine of the Universit...

Chemicals’ study pinpoints threat to workers’ lungs

Tiny particles used in a range of everyday products from computers to shampoo can adversely affect the lungs in very different ways, a study has shown. Research by the University of Edinburgh suggests that industrial manufacturers using nanopartic...

Unexpected findings of lead exposure may lead to treating blindness

HOUSTON, Oct. 25, 2010 -- Some unexpected effects of lead exposure that may one day help prevent and reverse blindness have been uncovered by a University of Houston (UH) professor and his team. Donald A. Fox, a professor of vision sciences...

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