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Vacuum cleaning ineffective in allergy avoidance

...ortant aspect to look for is HEPA (high efficiency particulate air filter) filtration which is finding its way into some very affordable models." Dust mite allergen exposure can be reduced by: Washing bedding items weekly in hot water (55 degrees C or more, special anti-mite additives provide little additio...

Smoking ban dramatically reduces air pollution in Irish pubs

... also demonstrated an 83 percent reduction in tiny particulate matter in bar air. "These results confirm that the approach of a total ban on smoking in the workplace is successful in reducing the exposure of workers to particles," said Dr. Clancy. "We have previously shown that a reduction of particle levels i...

In presence of fragrant cleaning products, air purifiers that emit ozone can dirty the air

...in itself, but also increase the amount of harmful particulate matter in indoor air." High levels of airborne p...meter from the purifier and analyzed for ozone and particulate matter levels. The researchers tested two types of air purifiers a commercial ionic purifier that...

CHEST 2006 abstract briefs

...October 24, 2006, 4:30 PM EST) Reduction of indoor particulate matter (PM) levels in the homes of preschool-aged children with asthma should be targeted to improve respiratory health, states a new study. The study, from Johns Hopkins University, tested the effect of indoor PM exposure on the health of 150 asthma...

Asthma linked to soot from diesel trucks in Bronx

...of the children the daily average exposure to tiny particulate matter smaller than 2.5 microns (PM2.5) ranged fro..., is found in diesel exhaust and is a component of particulate matter in pollution that is smaller than 2.5 microns. This type of carbon has been cited as a causal...

High hourly air pollution levels more than double stroke risk

...els of air pollutants, including nitrogen dioxide, particulate matter, and photochemical oxidants, were monitored... September. This showed that high hourly rates of particulate matter (in excess of 200 ug/m3) around two hours before death were associated with a more than doubl...

USC research shows dogs and smog don't mix

...red pollutants, including nitrogen dioxide, ozone, particulate matter and acid vapor. There were no increases of these symptoms in children who lived in homes without pets or who lived with only cats. "Further work is needed to determine what it is about dogs that may increase an asthmatic child's response to ...

Forest fires a huge cost to health

...the contributions of the fire to concentrations of particulate matter (PM) in the air. The seven-day blaze caused PM levels 160 kilometres away in Edmonton, Alberta, to soar well above the air quality guidelines for Canada. In terms of values of health risks, the study estimates the effects as between $9 mill...

Rutgers/EOHSI builds model to assess World Trade Center fallout

... at Ground Zero, forming a plume of smoke and fine particulate matter. It rose 1.25 kilometers into the sky, and blew over lower Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Queens shifting direction with the wind, so people in New Jersey and Northern Manhattan also smelled the plume until rain on Sept. 14 damped it down. Anyone w...

Many cleaners, air fresheners may pose health risks when used indoors

...one quarter of the total daily guideline value for particulate matter. Multi-house cleaning by a professional h...ition 65. In addition, the person's intake of fine particulate matter during the hours spent cleaning would exceed the average federal guideline level for an entir...

Air pollution increases death risk in people with certain diseases

...t increased risk of death when they are exposed to particulate air pollution, or soot, for one or more years, acc...ormation with 12-month averages of PM10, a type of particulate matter air pollution that includes particles with a diameter of 10 micrometers or less than 0.0004 i...

Reducing fine particulate air pollution cuts mortality risk

...stigators who extended the Harvard Six Cities fine particulate air pollution study by eight years found that redu...90) revealed an association between levels of fine particulate matter pollution and mortality risk. The new study, which was conducted from 1990 to 1998, reports o...

Exposure to fine particle air pollution linked with risk of respiratory and cardiovascular diseases

...ealth risks. Recent evidence on adverse effects of particulate air pollution on public health has motivated the d...elopment of more stringent standards for levels of particulate matter in outdoor air in the United States and in other countries, according to background informati...

Pollution puts fat rats at heart attack risk

...s a growing body of evidence that exposure to fine particulate matter--the small stuff you can't see--correlates ...ental Protection Agency--specifically studied fine particulate matter measuring less than 2.5 microns in diameter. They compared rats that are obese and insulin r...

Tobacco industry promoted 'ineffective' ventilation systems

...ltration units were only 34% efficient at removing particulate matter from tobacco smoke, it continued to install units worldwide. According to BAT scientist, Nigel Warren, the company's interest in air filtration was primarily, "To negate the need for indoor smoking bans around the world " BAT targeted the hosp...

Fish oil prevents potentially deadly decline in heart rate variability

...ty associated with the same-day exposure to indoor particulate matter," said Dr. Holguin. "In contrast, soy oil, ...nal, nonsignificant protection from the effects of particulate matter on heart rate variability." "Fish oil as a source of omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids coul...

Study establishes link between air pollution, ischemic strokes

...lot travels to the brain increases with a rise in particulate air pollution, according to a study in Stroke: Jou...n between the two.) The air pollution in question particulate matter smaller than 10 micrometer in diameter includes particles from car and truck exhaust, power ...

New study on childhood asthma shows home-based interventions are cost-effective

...ng and pillows; air purifiers with high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters; vacuum cleaners equipped with HEPA filters; and professional pest control. The home-based interventions resulted in significant improvement in health status and reductions in resource use among the asthmatic children. Children who...

1.7m to build world's first SIMS instrument combined with infra-red spectroscopy

...s such as prostate cancer tissue and environmental particulate pollutants. The new instrument will enable surface and bulk analysis to be carried out simultaneously by combining SIMS surface analysis with infrared spectroscopy. The project, which will span a four year period, is funded by the Engineering and Phy...

Air pollution linked to heart attack

...sis and Haemostasis looks specifically at airborne particulate matter resulting mainly from the combustion of fuel, including coal and also from forest fires. Evidence shows that both short- and long-term exposure to these particulates is associated with death from cardiovascular and respiratory illnesses, and ...

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