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London's 1952 Great Smog May Have Increased Childhood and Adult Asthma
London's 1952 Great Smog May Have Increased Childhood and Adult Asthma
London�s Great Smog of 1952 resulted in thousands of premature deaths and even more people becoming ill. The five December days the smog lasted may have also resulted in thousands more cases of childhood and adult asthma, according to research publishe...
Even Low Levels of Air Pollution Appear to Affect a Child's Lungs
Even Low Levels of Air Pollution Appear to Affect a Child's Lungs
Dramatic improvements in air quality in U.S. cities since the 1990s may not be enough to ensure normal lung function in children, according to new research published in the April 15 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care, a journal of the Am...
ATS Supports OSHA's More Protective Crystalline Silica Exposure Standard
ATS Supports OSHA's More Protective Crystalline Silica Exposure Standard
While it took nearly three years of waiting, the American Thoracic Society is pleased that OSHA has issued its final rule establishing a more protective standard for occupational silica.� The new more protective standard will greatly reduce exposure to...
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and the Risk of Stroke:� The Rotterdam Study
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and the Risk of Stroke:� The Rotterdam Study
In the Feb. 1 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, Marileen Portegies, MD, of the Departments of Epidemiology and Neurology at Erasmus Medical Center in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, and colleagues discuss their study investigating...