A new global map shows trouble spots for air pollution containing tiny particles called at PM2.5 that can make their way deep into your respiratory system.
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Days with both extreme heat and extreme air pollution are becoming more common – which can't be a good thing for global health
In South Asia, days with both extreme heat and extreme pollution are expected to increase 175% by 2050. Separately, the health effects are bad; together they will likely be worse.
June 25, 2020 • ~7 min
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EPA decides to reject the latest science, endanger public health and ignore the law by keeping an outdated fine particle air pollution standard
After a 5-year review, the EPA is leaving US standards for fine particle air pollution unchanged, even though recent studies suggest that tightening them could save thousands of lives yearly.
May 1, 2020 • ~9 min
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Asthma rescue inhalers are in short supply, and asthma sufferers are worried about the risks they face from COVID-19. A doctor answers six key questions.
April 9, 2020 • ~8 min
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Taking vitamin D supplements during pregnancy does little to prevent asthma and recurrent wheezing in young children, a new study shows.
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Bringing climate change into the examining room by discussing links between a warming environment and the everyday health of patients.
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"We're getting in line with how cells talk... We expect to see real improvements in severe asthma and allergy patients."
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