Air pollution is thought to trigger inflammation and reduce the ability of the pancreas to manage insulin production, contributing to other well-known causes of diabetes such as obesity, lack of exercise and genetic risk.
Experiments were conducted over 12 months on rats inhaling air with the same chemical makeup as that found in Riverside, California, in order to understand how air pollution impacts the brain.
Recent studies have found that air pollution has been associated with behaviour changes that can be related to psychological distress, social isolation and depression.
Researchers have found strong evidence that environmental exposures, including air pollution, affect gene expressions associated with respiratory diseases much more than genetic ancestry. Published on sciencedaily.com
A major study in Hong Kong shows the risk of death rises sharply on hazy days, when air pollution is much worse.
A study in open-access journal Frontiers in Ecology and Evolution finds that compared to sparrows living in the country, urban-dwelling birds show clear signs of stress linked to the toxic effects of air pollution and an unhealthy diet.
B vitamins can mitigate the impact of fine particle pollution on cardiovascular disease. Healthy non-smokers who took vitamin B supplements nearly reversed any negative effects on their cardiovascular and immune systems.
Original article published by Scienmag Science Magazine Jul 31, 2017 https://scienmag.com/climate-change-expected-to-increase-premature-deaths-from-air-pollution/ A new study from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill estimates that future climate
Posted in Health on 29/01/2017 AUTHOR: bitstormdesign In 5 days of 2017 London exceeded its annual target for air pollution levels. For those of us living in and
80% of air pollution deaths are due to heart disease and strokes, another 20% from respiratory diseases and cancers, after exposure to fine particulate matter – the most harmful airborne pollutant.