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Small increases in exposure to air pollution could affect mental health

Small increases in exposure to air pollution could affect mental health

Long-term exposure to air pollution and even small increases could affect mental health, UK study finds.   Asthma and cardiovascular disease are the most well-known damage caused by air pollution. However, autism spectrum and psychotics disorders, schizophrenia, depression, anxiety and cognitive impairment have been linked to air pollution. Other studies …

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Air pollution is responsible for metabolic harm for males

Air pollution is responsible for metabolic harm for males

Air pollution could cause great metabolic harm for humans like alterations in glucose clearance, insulin responsiveness and hepatic cholesterol.    Air pollution is the leading environmental cause of chronic diseases and premature death in the world today. According to WHO (World Health Organization), in the year 2016, ambient air pollution …

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Despite U.S EPA effort, disparities in PM2.5 exposure persist

Despite U.S EPA effort, disparities in PM2.5 exposure persist

Scientists reported that the United States have made important strides in the global pollution control over the last 36 years, but they have been less successful in addressing disparities of exposure to PM2.5 between communities.   Actually, air pollution rate is unequally distributed across locations overall the world. For example, …

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Climate change and pollution, two serious pregnancy threats

Air pollution could cause hyperactivity disorder to your children

An environmental health study finds compelling evidence that links global climate change and air pollution to serious pregnancy threats : preterm birth, low birth weight, and stillbirth in the United States.   The current climate crisis threatens many critical resources including sustainable food and water supplies and longer, more intense …

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Air pollution could cause hyperactivity disorder to your children

Cause de pollution de l'air, vos enfants risquent de présenter des troubles d'hyperactivité

A recent study has established the link between gestational exposure to air pollution and hyperactivity disorders in children.   Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is one of the most common neurobehavioral disorders in the world, and most common in children. A first diagnosis in adulthood is frequent, although in most …

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