You may not have noticed, but if you've been living in a major US city for the past decade, your quality of air has actually been improving. New Images out from NASA satellites show this significant reduction in air pollution levels in a series of striking photographs released this week.
Researchers have discovered that a plant compound most commonly found in broccoli actually helps the body naturally expel carcinogens and other toxins that are in heavily polluted air.
New research published in the journal Heart cites evidence that air pollution is linked to irregular heartbeat and lung blood clots, while also suggesting an effect on other cardiovascular diseases.
Women who are exposed to significant levels of air pollution, especially during their second trimester, are more likely to give birth to children who have asthma, researchers have determined.
This past week the San Francisco Bay Area has declared three consecutive "Spare the Air" alerts, showing that even with a harsh winter just behind us, things are already heating up for the west coast of the United States.
Only about one in 10 urbanites across the world are breathing air that can meet the recommended safety levels set by the World Health Organization (WHO). Indian city-dwellers have it the worst, according to newly released statistics.
A new report released by the American Lung Association on Wednesday said that most Americans are now breathing cleaner air; however, 42 percent are still living in cities that are more polluted than they were a decade ago.
A study shows that traffic pollution may be as effective in promoting childhood asthma as secondhand smoke.