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Ozone exposure could trigger heart attacks


June 26th, 2012 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 26 (IANS) Young, healthy adult volunteers exposed for two hours to ozone developed physiological changes tied to cardiovascular damage. They showed evidence of vascular inflammation, a potential reduced ... Read more...

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Air pollution fueling respiratory diseases in cities: WHO


September 27th, 2011 - 11:32 pm ICT by IANS
Geneva, Sep 27 (IANS) Developing countries in the southeast Asian region with expanding urbanisation are now at a greater risk of respiratory diseases triggered by air pollution, warned the World ... Read more...

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Pollution can cause brain damage, depression


July 5th, 2011 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, July 5 (IANS) Long-term exposure to air pollution could damage the brain and cause depression, besides triggering learning and memory problems. Mice tests showed that, in the long term, ... Read more...

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Paved surfaces foster build-up of polluted air


June 8th, 2011 - 5:58 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, June 8 (IANS) Widespread urban development alters weather patterns in a way that can help pollutants accumulate during summer on paved surfaces, rather than being blown out to sea, ... Read more...

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Half of US population breathes polluted air: report


April 28th, 2011 - 6:04 am ICT by IANS
Los Angeles, April 28 (IANS) Air pollution poses a threat to the health of about 154 million Americans or more than half of the US population, the American Lung Association ... Read more...

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Chronic inhalation of polluted air ‘can lead to inflammation, heart risk’


April 17th, 2011 - 6:41 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, April 17 (ANI): A study led by an Indian origin scientist, has suggested that chronic inhalation of polluted air triggers the release of white blood cells that leads to inflammation and ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Exposure to vehicle pollution causes brain damage in mice


April 8th, 2011 - 6:16 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 8 (ANI): A study has found that mice, which are exposed to short-term vehicle pollution, show significant brain damage, including signs associated with memory loss and Alzheimer's disease.According to the ... Read more...

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Polluted air ‘ups obesity risk in young animals’


December 3rd, 2010 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 3 (ANI): A new research showed that exposure to polluted air early in life led to an accumulation of abdominal fat and insulin resistance in mice even if they ate ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

Using algae to trap carbon dioxide, Orissa show how


September 6th, 2010 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
By Richa Sharma New Delhi, Sep 6 (IANS) The green slimy algae can play a major role in reducing carbon dioxide in the atmosphere and cleaning industry-polluted air. The Orissa government is launching ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh shuts three polluting industries


August 21st, 2010 - 3:20 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Aug 21 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh government Saturday forced three industrial units here to shut down production after a state minister found them openly defying pollution control norms. Official sources said during a ... Read more...

Posted in Environment |

Ultrafine pollution particles may heighten asthmatic allergic inflammation risk


July 2nd, 2010 - 4:18 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 2 (ANI): Ultrafine particles in polluted air may heighten allergic inflammation in asthma, according to a new UCLA led study.The research found that the tiniest air pollutant particles - those ... Read more...

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Particulate air pollution bad for heart health


May 20th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, May 20 (ANI): Penn State College of Medicine researchers say that breathing polluted air increases stress on the heart's regulation capacity, up to six hours after inhalation of combustion-related small particles ... Read more...

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Baba Sewa Singh, a modest man working for the betterment of mankind


February 15th, 2010 - 7:44 pm ICT by ANI
Amritsar, Feb 15(ANI): Baba Sewa Singh, the recipient of the Padma Shri for 2010, the fourth highest civilian award, has not only played a pivotal role in the upkeep and maintenance of ... Read more...

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Vedanta mining poses health hazard in Orissa: Amnesty (Lead)


February 9th, 2010 - 5:28 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Indian government is not providing adequate information about the hazards caused by an aluminium refinery of British mining major Vedanta in Orissa although it poses a ... Read more...

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Centre ignoring mining hazards in Orissa, says Amnesty report


February 9th, 2010 - 1:38 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 9 (IANS) The Indian government is not providing adequate information about the hazards caused by an aluminium refinery of British mining major Vedanta in Orissa though it poses a ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

Jaipur fire: Blaze slowly abating, area around site to open for nearby factory owners


November 2nd, 2009 - 11:19 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur, Nov 2(ANI): The fire at the Indian Oil depot in Jaipur, which started on October 29, is slowly abating and the area around 700-800 meters away from the site will be ... Read more...

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Chhattisgarh serves notice to 15 industries for pollution


October 28th, 2009 - 6:53 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 28 (IANS) The Chhattisgarh Environment Conservation Board Wednesday served notices to 15 steel making units ion the state for defying pollution control norms. These small scale industries, located at Urla, Siltara ... Read more...

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Raman Singh warns Chhattisgarh’s polluting industries


October 20th, 2009 - 4:38 pm ICT by IANS
Raipur, Oct 20 (IANS) Upset over a flurry of complaints by villagers against pollution, Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh has asked industries in the state to act swiftly to check the problem ... Read more...

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Now, a ‘Dust Alert’ system to tell whether you are breathing polluted air


September 23rd, 2009 - 5:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Sep 23 (ANI): Bid adieu to the fear of polluted or contaminated air making its way into your body, for researchers at Tel Aviv University (TAU) have now developed a first-of-its-kind ... Read more...

Posted in Health Science |

New tool can track harmful pollutants at home, office


September 23rd, 2009 - 1:46 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, Sep 23 (IANS) Worried about dust from a nearby construction zone that could harm your family's health? A new tool could either confirm your suspicions or better yet, set your mind ... Read more...

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One-third preventable deaths can be averted by healthy environment


April 24th, 2009 - 9:10 pm ICT by admin
By Bobby RamakantIn the least developed countries, one third of death and disease is a direct result of environmental causes. Proper environmental management is the key to avoiding the quarter of all ... Read more...

Posted in Health |

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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Chemical equator keeps away polluted air from Antarcticas atmosphere


September 24th, 2008 - 1:22 pm ICT by ANI
London, September 24 (ANI): Scientists have discovered a chemical equator just north of Australia that divides polluted air from South-East Asia from the largely uncontaminated atmosphere of the Southern Ocean that ... Read more...

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Beijing pollution may lead to heart attacks, strokes


July 22nd, 2008 - 3:49 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, July 22 (ANI): Its not just Olympic athletes who need to worry about the heavily polluted air in Beijing, for the dirty air may cause serious heart problems for some ... Read more...

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Power cuts turn posh Gurgaon areas into ‘urban chaupals’!


June 14th, 2008 - 10:21 am ICT by IANS
By Mamta Sharma Gurgaon, June 14 (IANS) Long and frequent power cuts have brought them together and how! The residents of some posh neighbourhoods of Gurgaon have reaped an unexpected bounty after pooling ... Read more...

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Rising ozone levels in atmosphere are a likely contributor to global food crisis


June 7th, 2008 - 12:26 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 7 (ANI): A new research has indicated that rising background levels of ozone in the atmosphere are a likely contributor to the global food crisis, since ozone has been ... Read more...

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Flowers don’t smell as sweet in polluted air


April 11th, 2008 - 2:41 pm ICT by admin
Washington, April 11 (IANS) A rose smells as sweet by any other name but not in any other air, especially polluted air. A new study has found flowers are fast losing their ... Read more...

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