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Where There’s Smoke:400,000-Year-Old Dental Tartar Provides Earliest Evidenceof Manmade Pollution

New discovery at Tel Aviv University excavation of Qesem Cavereveals early prehistoric "balanced" diet andpresence of respiratory irritants ...

World Health Assembly closes, passing resolutions on air pollution and epilepsy

GENEVA - The World Health Assembly closed today, with Director-General Dr Margaret Chan noting that it had passed several “landmark resolutions and ...

Concentration of ragweed pollen increasing in Europe

Climate change would be responsible for two thirds of this increase, the remaining third would be due to the colonization of the plant as a result of human activities. These estimates, made by a European team of researchers, show that it is now necessary to establish coordinated management of this invasive plant in Europe followed by long-term pollen and mapping the presence of plants. These estimates are published in the journal Nature Climate Change May 25, 2015. ... Full story

Fine Particulate Air Pollution Associated with Increased Risk of Childhood Autism

PITTSBURGH – Exposure to fine particulate air pollution during pregnancy through the first two years of a child’s life may be associated with an increased risk of the child developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a condition that affects one in 68 children, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health investigation of children in southwestern Pennsylvania. ... Full story

​Scientists discover tiny microbes with potential to cleanse Singapore’s waterways

7-year study reveals Nature’s way of removing organic pollutants in raw water ... Full story

Research finds link between vitamin E and exposure to air pollution

A new study from The University of Nottingham and King’s College London has found an association between the amount of vitamin E in the body, exposure to particulate pollution and lung function. ... Full story

Link between vitamin E and air pollution

A new study from King’s College London and the University of Nottingham has found an association between the amount of vitamin E in the body, exposure to particulate pollution and lung function. The paper adds to growing evidence from previous studies suggesting that some vitamins may play a role in helping to protect the lungs from air pollution. ... Full story

Researchers Analyze Economic Effects of EPA’s Carbon Emission Guidelines

Researchers in Carnegie Mellon University’s College of Engineering demonstrate in a recent paper that states may not have the incentive to cooperate in reducing carbon emissions from electric power plants, even though such cooperation would lower costs nationwide. ... Full story

Could smell hold the key to ending pesticide use?

University scientists may have uncovered a natural way of avoiding the use of pesticides and help save plants from attack by recreating a natural insect repellent. ... Full story

Traffic emissions may pollute 1 in 3 Canadian homes

Engineering studies find harmful vehicle emissions spread farther than thought, with variable pollution levels across cities ... Full story

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