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Minority Children’s Asthma Linked to Air Pollution

A research team led by UC San Francisco scientists has found that exposure in infancy to nitrogen dioxide (NO2), a component of motor vehicle air pollution, is strongly linked with later development of childhood asthma among African Americans and Latinos. continue reading »

Study Finds Link Between Autism and Air Pollution

Pregnant women who live with smog at higher risk, but experts caution the finding is not definitive. Pregnant women who live in smog-filled areas may be twice as likely to have children with autism, a new study suggests. continue reading »

Living Near Heavy Traffic May Harm Kidney Function

Polluted air can lower organ's filtering ability, new research suggests. Living near a major road may result in reduced kidney function, which could, in turn, continue reading »

Environmentalists to EU: Stop Allowing Companies to Buy Carbon Credits

More than 75 environmental organizations on Monday urged the European Parliament to end the European Union's Emissions Trading Scheme, launched seven years ago as a market-oriented way of reducing pollution and greenhouse gases. continue reading »

Smoggy Air Tied to Heart Attacks: Study

Houston research tracked peaks in ozone, pollution levels. Levels of ozone and of air pollution are directly linked to heart attacks, continue reading »

London Smog May Be Tough on Olympians

Pollution can worsen symptoms associated with exercise-induced asthma, experts say. Air pollution may aggravate breathing problems among athletes with asthma or a related condition known as exercise continue reading »

Study: Latinos Face Major Health Risks from Delays of EPA Air Pollution Rules

Serious Impacts Will be Felt by the Fast-Growing U.S. Latino Population; Worst Harms Seen to Latinos in AZ, CA, CO, FL, IL, MA, NV, NJ, NY, PA and TX. continue reading »

Protesters Demand Changes to Air-Polluting Coal-Fired Power Plants

Pollution in Chicago's Latino neighborhoods has gotten so bad, and residents have become so frustrated that protests have broken out. continue reading »

Study: Air Pollution Is Greatest Near Schools With Minority Students

Researchers from the University of Michigan found that schools located in areas with the state's highest industrial air pollution levels had the lowest attendance rates—an indicator of poor health—as well as the highest proportions of students who failed to meet state educational testing standards. continue reading »

Study: Air Pollution Is Greatest Near Schools With Minority Students

Researchers from the University of Michigan found that schools located in areas with the state's highest industrial air pollution levels had the lowest attendance rates—an indicator of poor health—as well as the highest proportions of students who failed to meet state educational testing standards. continue reading »

66 Percent of U.S. Latinos Living in Poor Air Quality Areas Throughout the Country

Today the Center for American Progress released a new issue brief, “Why the EPA Is Important for Latino Families,” by Jorge Madrid and Valeri Vasquez. continue reading »

Spaniards Living in a Pollution Fog and Officials Appear to be Doing NADA

The contamination indexes, which measure pollution levels, in Spain’s most important cities--Madrid and Barcelona, are at an all time high. What are the authorities doing to purify the air? continue reading »