Wildfire health hazards extend hundreds of miles

Wildfires can send hazardous particles way beyond the flames, potentially upping health risks as far as 600 miles away.

Adam Dove-Carnegie Mellon | Aug. 23, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine air-pollution emissions forests hearts pollution smoke wildfire

Air pollution speeds up emphysema

Air pollution's effect on the progress of emphysema in the lungs is "in the same league as the effects of cigarette smoking."

David Hill-Buffalo | Aug. 14, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine air-pollution emphysema lungs ozone pollution

Pollution is behind 1/3 of new asthma cases in Europe

"This new analysis is a call for urgent action. These impacts are preventable. We can and should do something about it."

Texas A&M University | Aug. 9, 2019 | futurity
~3 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine air-pollution asthma childrens-health

Coal power regulations neglect sulfur dioxide danger

Residents living around coal power plants could breathe cleaner, healthier air if regulations did more to address the pollutant.

Mike Williams-Rice | Nov. 1, 2018 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine air-pollution coal emissions sulfur-dioxide

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