Tag: "exhaust" at medical news
More exhaust inhaled by kids inside school buses than by others in the area, says new UC study
...n school buses collectively inhale as much or more exhaust
emitted from those buses as does the rest of the c...ults highlight the problem of "self-pollution," or exhaust
from the vehicle leaking into the cabin, particularly among older buses. This also is the first stud...
Breast-cancer risk linked to exposure to traffic emissions at menarche, first birth
...y could be explained by other compounds in vehicle exhaust
or by other exposures related to the traffic emissions. "While these results are subject to the limitations of epidemiologic observational studies, they are provocative in providing evidence both of the importance of early exposures and of the pote...
Does manganese inhaled from the shower represent a public health threat?
...chers said. "The manganese, as it settles from car exhaust
onto streets and highways, may enter the water supply, increasing manganese levels in the water we drink and bathe in," said Spangler....
New UC study shows 'stop and go' traffic increases infant wheezing
... the case." Earlier research has shown that diesel exhaust
particles (DEP), breathable particles able to abso..."Our findings reinforce the need to control diesel exhaust
emissions," said epidemiologist Grace LeMasters, PhD, professor of environmental health and principa...
'Heroes of Chemistry' honored for improving health, environment
... in conjunction with advanced treatment of vehicle exhaust
emissions, will lead to improved air quality. Over the past 30 years, large reductions in hydrocarbon, nitrogen oxide and carbon monoxide emissions have been achieved in the United States through cleaner burning fuels and improved vehicle technology...
Air pollution linked to heart attack
...y response by Hermans et al and Exposure to diesel exhaust
nanoparticles does not induce blood hypercoagulability in an at-risk population by Blomberg et al.) which challenge these results. They are also available to media upon request. Anyone sensitive to the issue and willing to contribute to help investi...
Pollution puts fat rats at heart attack risk
...art attacks, when exposed to pollution from diesel exhaust
or power plant emissions, says a University of Alberta researcher who is sounding the alarm in a study offering the first direct proof of that relationship. "There is a growing body of evidence that exposure to fine particulate matter--the small stu...
MIT thinks small to find safer metals
...alent chromium that gives off harmful fumes. While exhaust
hoods are used to take away much of the fumes, the federal government currently is considering tougher safety standards for workers exposed to the baths. That has led industrial companies to look for metals that will not give off the harmful fumes. S...
Elderly have higher risk for cardiovascular, respiratory disease
...e air pollution from such sources as motor vehicle exhaust
and power plant emissions significantly increases the risk for cardiovascular and respiratory disease among people over 65 years of age. The study, funded by the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, a component of the National Institu...
Jefferson neurosurgeons using innovative stent to open clogged brain arteries, prevent strokes
...low us to treat more patients up front before they exhaust
medical therapy," says Dr. Rosenwasser. Doctors don't know yet if the stent can be used preventatively. Dr. Veznedaroglu thinks it can. "With a safe stent, I think you'll see eventually that it is better than the best medical management," he says. "B...
Free radical cell death switch identified
...to energy. But this process also leaves a kind of exhaust
product known as free radicals. When free radicals are not destroyed by antioxidants, they create oxidative stress. As the body ages, it produces more and more free radicals and its own antioxidants are unable to fight this process, which results i...
Molecular switch may turn off immune cells that target HIV
...ction high levels of virus appear to overwhelm and exhaust
CD8 cells. Recent studies in mice by Rafi Ahmed, PhD, of Emory University School of Medicine and Gordon Freeman, PhD, of Dana-Farber Cancer Institute both co-authors of the current report indicated that PD-1 is overexpressed on these exhausted cel...
USC research shows dogs and smog don't mix
...shown to enhance the inflammatory effect of diesel exhaust
particulate, inhaled highway aerosols and ozone in the lungs of experimental animals. "There's experimental literature that shows both allergens and endotoxin interact with air pollution and increase the effect of each other," says McConnell. "But ...
Key to lung cancer chemo resistance revealed
...nmental pollutants like cigarette smoke and diesel exhaust
by absorbing the materials and pumping them out of the cell. Another gene called KEAP1 encodes products that stop this cleansing process. But lung cancer cells sabotage the expression of these same genes to block assault from chemotherapy drugs. ...
Asthma linked to soot from diesel trucks in Bronx
... October 16, 2006 Soot particles spewing from the exhaust
of diesel trucks constitute a major contributor to...e of carbon, called black soot, is found in diesel exhaust
and is a component of particulate matter in pollution that is smaller than 2.5 microns. This type of...
Concentrations of certain toxins in breast milk are low, study finds
...y butyl ether), toluene and chloroform. Automobile exhaust
is the primary source for benzene and MTBE, while toluene comes from car exhaust
as well as consumer products such as glue, shoe polish, and paint thinner. Treated drinking water is...
Impact of a chemical component of diesel exhaust particles
...ds that exposure to a chemical component of diesel exhaust
particles can compromise the ability of resistance...tional Institutes of Health. Background Diesel exhaust
contributes significantly to the U.S. ambient air pollution burden. This form of air pollution is th...