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pollution

Take caution while spring cleaning

Tackle this year's ritual with safety top of mind—your lungs and skin will be forever grateful.

Sound the asthma alarm

Summer draws nigh, bringing with it a host of troubles for those with asthma and allergies.

The functional fern

Scientists have re-tooled a common species of house plant to filter hazardous particles from your household air.

Study: E-cig vapors laden with toxic metals

Coils that heat the liquid nitrogen may contaminate the resulting vapor with lead, chromium, manganese and nickel.

Beware ‘bug bomb’ foggers

These whole-house insecticides are frequently tied to severe respiratory and gastrointestinal symptoms.

Study suggests: Bad air, bad kidneys

Years-long look at military veterans finds link between air pollution and kidney damage, with tens of thousands of new cases every year.

Wood stoves may spark heart trouble

Older people in cities with lots of wood-burning devices might run heart attack risk.

Fight through the smog

Researchers say cyclists and walkers who live in air-polluted cities should aim for optimal speeds.

Climate change may bring more tainted shellfish to northern seas

Study finds rise in dangerous bacteria could make swimming more hazardous, too.

Does living near a fracking site make asthma worse?

Study found association, but not cause-and-effect.

Coal burning pollution causes most damage

Research proves that it's five times more dangerous for your heart than same-sized particles from other sources.

4 in 10 Americans breathe unhealthy air

Some cities showed improvements in air quality, while others had their worst record ever.

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