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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...

Air pollutants from fireplaces and wood-burning stoves raise health concerns

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2011 -- With millions of people warding off winter's chill with blazing fireplaces and wood-burning stoves, scientists are raising red flags about the potential health effects of the smoke released from burning wood. Their stud...

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 ...

AGU journal highlights — Nov. 2, 2010

The following highlights summarize research papers that have been recently published in Geophysical Research Letters (GRL), Water Resources Research (WRR), and Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres (JGR-D). 1. Toxic levels of chemicals ...

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