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2011-04-12 11:28:25

Mothers' exposure during pregnancy to pollutants created by the incomplete combustion of fossil fuels and other organic material may lead to behavioral problems in their children, according to a new study. Researchers found that within a sample of 215 children monitored from birth, those children with high levels of a pollution exposure marker in their cord blood had more symptoms of attention problems and anxiety/depression at ages 5 and 7 than did children with lower exposure. The study,...

2011-04-11 22:24:48

Recent radical changes in air quality regulations in Delhi, India, have had a substantial positive effect on the health of city residents, according to new research co-authored by Andrew Foster, professor of economics and community health and an associate at Brown's Population Studies and Training Center. The findings from this first systematic study quantifying the heath effects of Delhi's environmental interventions are published in the online issue of Atmospheric Environment. The research...

2011-04-06 12:00:00

New Analysis Shows Over $50 Billion in Asthma Costs, Tens of Millions of Cases, Including 7 Million Children; Data Provided For All 50 States, With Focus on IL, MA, ME, MI, MN, MT, NH, OH, PA and WI. WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In a major first-ever report analyzing detailed asthma incidence and cost data, Health Care Without Harm (HCWH), the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments (ANHE) and the National Association of School Nurses (NASN) conclude that the...

2011-04-06 11:41:00

WASHINGTON, April 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Public Health Association urges Congress to block efforts to weaken the Clean Air Act by limiting the ability of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the leading cause of climate change. Both House and Senate are expected to take up the issue today. "Climate change poses enormous health threats," said Georges C. Benjamin, MD, FACP, FACEP (E), executive director of the American Public...

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2011-04-02 06:40:00

An international team of scientists published new research this week on the origins of flies and, and despite popular belief, the common ancestry house flies have with mosquitoes. Researchers, publishing a paper in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the USA, said the mosquito branched off the same evolutionary tree as the house fly about 220 million years ago, while the house fly branched off about 170 million years later. While only a few species of flies are commonly...

2011-04-01 10:49:00

WASHINGTON, April 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A Senate resolution introduced citing enormous public health and economic benefits from the Clean Air Act was denounced as "a work of fiction" today by JunkScience.com. Introduced yesterday by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) and 33 other members of the Democratic caucus, the resolution parrots U.S. Environmental Protection Agency claims that the Clean Air Act saves millions of lives and adds trillions of dollars to the economy. "The...

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2011-03-31 11:05:00

Military personnel and contractors stationed in Iraq risk not only enemy gunfire, suicide bombers, and roadside bombs, but the very air they breathe often is polluted with dust and other particles of a size and composition that could pose immediate and long-term health threats, scientists reported Wednesday at the 241st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Their ongoing study, begun in 2008, indicates that personnel in Iraq often breathe air polluted with the most worrisome kind...

2011-03-16 10:01:00

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Here is the statement of Frank O'Donnell, president of the non-profit Clean Air Watch, in reaction to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's proposal today to set mercury and other toxic pollution standards for coal-burning power plants: This is historic - it would end the lethal loophole that permits coal-burning power plants to spew poisonous pollution into the air. Indeed, this is the single biggest step for public health...

2011-03-16 10:00:00

WASHINGTON, March 16, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association today applauded a proposal by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that will set new emissions standards for toxic air pollutants from coal-fired power plants. When final, this proposed rule--required by the Clean Air Act--will protect Americans against life-threatening air pollution such as mercury, arsenic and other toxics linked to cancer, heart disease, neurological damage, birth defects,...

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2011-03-11 07:31:54

Scientists from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine & Atmospheric Science worked with National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) researchers to find two plumes of oil-based pollutants downwind of the BP Deepwater Horizon oil spill. In a study published in the journal Science this week, the team of researchers discovered a new mechanism by which the crude oil traveled from the sea surface to the atmosphere. Although the mechanism was predicted four years ago,...


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Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology
2012-05-16 12:05:09

The Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology is a scientific journal published monthly by the American Meteorological Society. It was formerly titled the “Journal of Applied Meteorology.” This journal covers applied research related to physical meteorology, weather modification, satellite meteorology, radar meteorology, boundary layer processes, air pollution meteorology (including dispersion and chemical processes), agricultural and forest meteorology, and applied meteorological...

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