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

Massive wildfire cloud sheds light on nuclear war’s impact

Wildfires in British Columbia in 2017 caused the formation of a cloud so big that scientists say it will help them model the effects of a nuclear war.

Todd Bates-Rutgers | Aug. 8, 2019 | futurity
~4 mins   

Tags: science-and-technology nuclear-weapons ozone smoke soot wars wildfire

Ozone and your skin oils mix to create ‘Pig-Pen effect’

"Some people call this higher concentration of pollutants around the human body the personal cloud... we call it the 'Pig-Pen Effect.'"

Matt Swayne-Penn State | June 27, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: health-and-medicine air-quality clothing ozone pollution skin

Chronic ozone exposure overlaps with injured arteries

Data from six US regions suggest "an association between long-term exposure to ozone and progression of atherosclerosis."

David Hill-Buffalo | May 30, 2019 | futurity
~5 mins   

Tags: earth-and-environment health-and-medicine atherosclerosis blood-vessels ozone pollution

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