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New Mexico City Building 'Eats' Pollution

By | Sun, 12/29/2013 - 14:20

A new hospital building in Mexico City, the Torre de Especialidades, is covered in a new type of tile called “proSolve370e,” which can neutralize the chemicals produced by 8,750 cars every day.

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Bike Trails: The Perfect Way To Maximize The Benefits And Minimize The Risks Of Biking

By | Tue, 07/09/2013 - 16:56

Although the health benefits of biking are firmly established, there are risks: accidents and exposure to pollution. Bike trails may help you avoid both.

Infant Exposure to Air Pollution Leads to Asthma in Minority Children

Early-Life Air Pollution Strongly Linked To Asthma Development In Minority Children

By | Thu, 06/20/2013 - 12:51

In the largest study of early-life air pollution exposure and asthma risk in minority children, researchers found a striking link between the two.

Leshan Buddha in China

East Asian Megacities’ Acid Rain Downpours Call for Regulations

By | Wed, 04/03/2013 - 18:11

Rapidly growing East Asian megacities suffer from acid rain downpours that can only be stopped by effective environmental regulations, say researchers.

A car produces smoke from its exhaust as it pulls away.

Exhaust Fumes May Raise Autism Risk

By | Tue, 11/27/2012 - 09:32

Exposure to traffic pollution and poor air quality in the womb and in the first year of life may increase the risk for autism.

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Chemical Exposure Can Affect Fertility

By | Wed, 11/14/2012 - 11:04

Exposure to chemical compounds may be the reason that some couples aren't able to achieve pregnancy, says a new study from NIH.

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Smoking in Cars Raises Pollution Levels That Exceed Official Guidelines

By | Tue, 10/16/2012 - 12:10

Smoking in cars, even with the windows rolled down or the air conditioning turned on, raises the pollution exceeding official "safe" limits recommended by WHO.

Volunteers cook hamburgers for tornado victims and workers in a supermarket parking lot in Joplin, Missouri May 27, 2011.

Your Burgers Are Polluting The Air

By | Mon, 09/24/2012 - 14:37

That charbroiled burger may be delicious but it is polluting the air you breathe. If burger lovers did not have enough to worry about, new research has found that burgers are just as harmful to the ozone layer as a diesel truck.