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Black carbon ‘contributes’ to global warming


July 30th, 2010 - 12:48 pm ICT by ANI
London, July 30 (ANI): A researcher has found that black carbon that emanates from diesel engine exhaust and cooking fires contributes towards global warming.Increasing the ratio of black carbon to sulphate in ... Read more...

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Prenatal exposure could protect kids from allergies later in life


July 14th, 2010 - 6:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 14 (ANI): A recent study has revealed that exposure to certain allergens in the womb may have a positive effect on children as they grow up.The study found that when ... Read more...

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Magnetic leaves can be powerful tools for monitoring air quality


October 16th, 2009 - 5:15 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, October 16 (ANI): A new study has determined that magnetic leaves can be powerful tools for monitoring air quality and planning biking routes and walking paths.The study was carried out by ... Read more...

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Cleaning up black carbon provides instant benefits against global warming


August 22nd, 2009 - 3:53 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 22 (ANI): A new research has determined that cleaning up black carbon emissions, created through diesel and solid biomass fuel burning, provides instant benefits against global warming.The research was ... Read more...

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Air pollution kills 380,000 people each year in the world


August 15th, 2009 - 2:44 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, August 15 (ANI): A new study has determined that unseen and odorless, microscopic particles of air pollution wafting overseas and across continents kill some 380,000 people each year.According to a report ... Read more...

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Wearing mask in traffic reduces heart attack risk


March 13th, 2009 - 1:52 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 13 (ANI): Facemasks can help prevent adverse cardiovascular effects caused by pollution, scientists have shown.Researchers discovered that pollution from car exhausts caused arteries to stiffen, resulting in higher blood ... Read more...

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Broccoli may help protect against asthma


March 3rd, 2009 - 12:06 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Mar 3 (ANI): A naturally occurring compound found in broccoli and other cruciferous vegetables may help protect against respiratory inflammation that causes conditions like asthma, allergic rhinitis and chronic obstructive ... Read more...

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Diesel truckers at increased lung cancer risk due to exhaust


December 10th, 2008 - 2:35 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Dec 10 (ANI): Trucking company workers are at an increased risk of developing lung cancer due to regular exposure to diesel exhaust, say researchers.The research team from University of California ... Read more...

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Study shows diesel fumes’ link to heart, lung diseases


June 9th, 2008 - 5:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 9 (IANS) The adverse effects of diesel fumes on health, especially for individuals who already have lung or heart disease, have been proven anew by a recent study. The study, ... Read more...

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Black carbon pollution is a major contributor to global warming


March 24th, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by admin
Washington, March 24 (ANI): A new research by scientists has suggested that black carbon, a form of particulate air pollution, has a warming effect in the atmosphere three to four times ... Read more...

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Soot, diesel exhaust worst culprits in global warming


March 24th, 2008 - 11:21 am ICT by admin
New York, March 24 (IANS) Black carbon pollution - soot, diesel exhaust - is a greater contributor to global warming than believed earlier, according to leading atmospheric scientist V. Ramanathan of the ... Read more...

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Diesel exhaust inhalation alters brain function


March 11th, 2008 - 1:04 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Mar 11 (ANI): An hour of sniffing diesel fumes in a busy city street may not just give you headache it can alter the way your brain functions, says a new ... Read more...

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Tests on nanoparticles used in sunscreen ‘reassuring’


February 19th, 2008 - 6:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Feb 19 (ANI): Results of early studies on the safety of zinc oxide nanoparticles used in sunscreens have been found to be reassuring.Scientists were unaware as to how commercial products containing ... Read more...

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Fruit flies glow may shed light on cancer prevention


January 15th, 2008 - 2:19 pm ICT by admin
Washington, January 15 (ANI): Scientists in the United States have discovered that a chemical signalling system an important anti-oxidant and cancer prevention pathway long recognized in people and other animals also plays ... Read more...

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Diesel exhaust linked to higher heart attack, stroke risk in men


November 14th, 2007 - 10:14 am ICT by admin
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