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Air Pollutant Levels of Particulates and Ozone Add to Public Health Burden

Recent research reveals that despite major reductions, levels of ozone and particulates in the air continue to raise health concerns, especially in urban areas.



K-State, Kansas State University, manindu weerasinghe, Chemistry, air, Pollution, Toxin, Green

Chemistry Research Offers a Breath of Fresh Air Against Indoor Pollutants

A chemist is making and studying materials that decrease toxins in the air by either turning the lights on or off in a room.



asthma burden, Air Pollution, Children, economic cost

Asthma Rate and Costs from Traffic Pollution Higher


A team of resource economist researchers has revised the cost burden sharply upward for childhood asthma and for the first time include the number of cases attributable to air pollution, in a study released this week in the early online version of the European Respiratory Journal.



Obesity, Childhood Obesity, Environmental Health

Chemical In Personal Care Products May Contribute To Child Obesity

Researchers from the Children’s Environmental Health Center at The Mount Sinai Medical Center in New York have found an association between exposure to the chemical group known as phthalates and obesity in young children – including increased body mass index (BMI) and waist circumference.


Social and Behavioral Sciences


GW School of Public Health and Health Services, Organochlorine Compounds, Male Reproduction

Researchers Identify that Environmental Exposure to Organochlorines May Impact Male Reproduction

Melissa Perry, Sc.D., M.H.S., professor and chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health at the GW School of Public Health and Health Services and adjunct associate professor at the Harvard School of Public Health, led an observational study indicating that environmental exposure to organochlorine chemicals, including Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) and p,p’-DDE (the main metabolite of the insecticide DDT) can affect male reproduction. The research was published online on Dec. 21, 2011 in the journal Environmental Health Perspectives.

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