Tag: "dust" at medical news
Envisat enables first global check of regional methane emissions
... allowing the detection of trace gases, clouds and dust
particles throughout the atmosphere. It uses an innovative technique called Differential Absorption Spectroscopy (DOAS) to find spectral absorption 'fingerprints' of trace gases within sunlight transmitted, reflected or scattered by the Earth's atmo...
Allergen exposure in inner cities varies throughout the U.S.
...ACI). Exposure to major indoor allergens, such as dust
mites, pets and cockroaches, contribute to the inc...ighest levels found in New York City. Levels of dust
mite allergen were the highest in the South and Northwest, particularly in Seattle and Dallas. Co...
Cockroach allergens have greatest impact on childhood asthma in many US cities
...appears to worsen asthma symptoms more than either dust
mite or pet allergens. This research, funded by th...ergens, while those in the south and northwest had dust
mite allergen levels in ranges known to exacerbate asthma symptoms. The study results are published ...
Study finds indoor allergen levels vary, cockroach allergens cause more asthma symptoms
...atic children living in inner cities more so than dust
mite or pet allergens and amounts of cockroach al...e sensitive to other indoor allergens. Exposure to dust
mite allergens was not found to exacerbate asthma symptoms. Exposure to pet allergens resulted in an...
Cigarette smoke worsens respiratory infections in infants
... they went to the children's homes and vacuumed up dust
and allergens to see whether those products might ...sured levels of dog and cat allergen, two types of dust
mites and cockroach allergen, all of which have been linked to allergy and asthma problems in older ...
High levels of airborne mouse allergen in inner-city homes could trigger asthma attacks
...ffect asthma include proteins shed by cockroaches, dust
mites, furry pets and mold, along with tobacco smo...previous studies have examined exposure to settled dust
mouse allergen in inner-city homes, this is believed to be the first to describe airborne mouse alle...
New treatment guidelines for pregnant women with asthma
...hma worse, such as tobacco smoke or allergens like dust
mites," added Dr. Schatz. The NAEPP was established in March 1989 to reduce asthma-related illness and death and to enhance the quality of life of people with asthma. Today, 40 organizations, including major medical associations, voluntary health or...
American Thoracic Society journal news tips for January 2005 (first issue)
... disease is a lung inflammation caused by inhaling dust
or fumes that contain beryllium. Beryllium is a silvery-white metallic chemical element that forms strong, hard alloys with several metals, including copper and nickel. Today, the metal is used in the aerospace industry and in the atomic energy and...
CT helps find cause of puzzling cough in WTC rescue workers
...s resulted from exposure to large amounts of toxic dust
particles found at the WTC site. Many of the impairments are clearly obstructive, but there also appears to be a patient subgroup with definite symptoms in whom conventional tests fail to show the nature and extent of the obstruction. The term ...
Global air pollution map produced by Envisat's SCIAMACHY
...f trace gases, ozone and related gases, clouds and dust
particles throughout the atmosphere. It works by measuring sunlight, transmitted, reflected and scattered by the earth's atmosphere or surface in the ultraviolet, visible and near infrared wavelength region. With a 960-km swath it covers the entire w...
Intranasal corticosteroid receives FDA pregnancy Category B rating for allergic rhinitis
... nose. It is caused by allergens such as pollen, dust
mites, mold, or animal dander and may produce sneezing, congestion, runny nose, and other related symptoms. According to the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology, nearly 36 million people in the United States suffer from allergic rhin...
New UNC, EPA 9/11 study suggests that pollutants posed small cancer risks
... that followed lofted an estimated million tons of dust
and smoke into the air of New York City. After the first 100 days when officials declared the fires extinguished, trucks and other heavy equipment involved in the cleanup continued to spew pollutants in the form of soot into the atmosphere. To help a...
National study shows 82 percent of U.S. homes have mouse allergens
...majority of U.S. homes. NIEHS researchers analyzed dust
samples, asked questions, and examined homes in th...ons exceed 1.6 micrograms of allergens per gram of dust
in about one in five homes (22 percent). The amount of these allergy-triggering particles on the kit...
Early fevers associated with lower allergy risk later in childhood
...for their sensitivity to common allergens, such as dust
mites, ragweed and cats. Researchers found that, of the children who did not experience a fever during their first year, 50.0 percent showed allergic sensitivity. Of those who had one fever, 46.7 percent became allergy-prone. The children who suffere...
The physics of films, butterflies, banknotes and rainbows
... bursaries (p. 5) Trouble as Hubble heads for the dust
(p. 5) US targets the Moon and Mars (p. 6) Japan approves neutrino project (p. 7) Attosecond lasers come of age (p. 10) Detecting the colours of darkness (p. 20) A reading and writing revolution (p. 18) Maxwell's equations and earthquakes (p. 2...
Ethnicity may affect allergies in children with asthma
... allergens (ie, cockroach, cat and dog dander, and dust
mite) and outdoor allergens (ie, mixed tree and grass pollen, mold, ragweed, weed mix, and mugwort/sage). Results showed that Puerto Rican children with asthma were three times more likely to be allergic to cockroaches and twice as likely to be alle...
Study on toxic exposures in urban environments
...umbia University researchers have found that steel dust
generated in the New York City subway significantl...the subway microenvironment as the source of steel dust
exposure," says Dr. Chillrud. "The non-subway riding students showed levels of metals similar to th...
Small and deadly
...inning to realize that these microscopic specks of dust
and soot are far more toxic in the human body than larger, coarser particles," said Constantinos Sioutas, deputy director and co-principal investigator of USC's Southern California Particle Center and Supersite. "They aren't trapped by the nose and t...
Air pollutants alone may cause asthma attacks
... the presence of allergens such as pollen or house dust
mites to establish airway inflammation and allergic responses in the airways," said Dr. Andre Nel, the study's principal investigator and a professor of medicine in the division of clinical immunology and allergy at UCLA's David Geffen School of Medi...
2003 winners of Collegiate Inventors Competition announced in NYC
...ark the toxic pollutant. Her advisor on the smart dust
project is Michael Sailor, who receives $10,000....
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