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Latest Research : Environment : Pollution
  Last Updated: Nov 2, 2013 - 11:52:55 AM

Latest Research : Environment : Pollution
Drinking water DBPs safe for fetal survival
Are disinfection by-products (DBPs) in drinking water harmful to an unborn fetus? According to a study in the November issue of the American Journal of Epidemiology (available online September 5), a team of researchers at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health headed by David A. Savitz, Ph.D., Director of the Center of Excellence in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, and Disease Prevention at MSSM, and formerly Chair of the Department of Epidemiology at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, have determined that drinking water DBPs -- in the range commonly encountered in the US -- do not affect fetal survival. This finding is particularly important because previous research has suggested that exposure to elevated levels of drinking water DBPs might cause pregnancy loss.
Sep 7, 2006 - 12:45:00 AM

Latest Research : Environment : Pollution
Household cleaners and air fresheners emit toxic pollutants
When used indoors under certain conditions, many common household cleaners and air fresheners emit toxic pollutants at levels that may lead to health risks, according to a new study by researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.
May 25, 2006 - 12:33:00 PM

Latest Research : Environment : Pollution
Common pollutants linked to fetal growth retardation
Babies born to women exposed to high ozone levels during pregnancy are at heightened risk for being significantly underweight, according to researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California. Women who breathe air heavily polluted with ozone are at particular risk for having babies afflicted with intra uterine growth retardation-which means babies only fall within the 15th percentile of their expected size. The findings were published early online on the Web site of Environmental Health Perspectives, the journal of the National Institute for Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS).
Nov 17, 2005 - 4:33:00 PM

Latest Research : Environment : Pollution
17 percent of infants living near "stop and go" traffic suffer from wheezing
University of Cincinnati (UC) environmental health researchers have found that 17 percent of infants living near "stop and go" traffic suffer from wheezing.
Jul 23, 2005 - 1:04:00 AM

Latest Research : Environment : Pollution
Biological mechanism might link particle pollution and heart attack risk
Researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and colleagues assessed the effect of high air pollution levels, specifically emissions from coal-burning power plants and diesel vehicles, on Boston-area adults with diabetes. Their study found that on days when air pollution levels were high, adults with diabetes were at higher risk for cardiovascular problems due to impairments in blood vessel function.
Jun 8, 2005 - 8:06:00 PM

Latest Research : Environment : Pollution
Tollbooth Ventilation System Effective in Protecting Workers from Traffic Air Pollution
Although there is the potential for tollbooth workers at the Baltimore Harbor Tunnel to be exposed to high levels of cancer-causing air toxins emitted from the thousands of vehicles that pass under their nose, researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health found that the tollbooth ventilation system was effective in keeping air toxins out of the tollbooth and away from the workers.
May 7, 2005 - 3:45:00 PM

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