Children exposed to tobacco smoke at home have worse heart function as adults

The more secondhand tobacco smoke children breathe at home while growing up, the higher chance they have of developing markers of decreased heart function as adults, according to preliminary research to be presented at the American Heart Association’s Scientific Sessions 2020. “We already know from previous studies that children exposed to secondhand smoke are more likely to have structural differences […]

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Cigarette smoke can reprogram cells in your airways, causing pulmonary disease to hang on after smoking ends

Smoking is the most common cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, an often fatal respiratory condition that afflicts millions of Americans. But for many patients living with COPD, stopping smoking isn’t the end of the battle. Cigarette smoke is a complex mixture of gasses, chemicals and even bacteria. When it enters the lungs, it generates an inflammatory response much like […]

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Wildfire smoke more dangerous than other air pollutants for asthma patients

For people who suffer from asthma, wildfire smoke is more hazardous than other types of air pollution, according to a new study from the Desert Research Institute (DRI), the Renown Institute for Health Innovation (Renown IHI) and the Washoe County Health District (WCHD). The study, which published last month in the journal Environmental Health, examined associations between airborne particulate matter […]

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California wildfire smoke could return to Colorado for Labor Day weekend, state forecasts warn

Colorado’s relatively clear air over the last few days could turn hazardous again as shifting weather patterns favor in-state fires and bring in smoke from California, state officials warned Wednesday. Scott Landes, an air quality meteorologist with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment, said he doesn’t anticipate the smoke will get so bad that the state has to […]

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We know bushfire smoke affects health, but the long-term consequences are hazy

In previous years, Australians might have been exposed to bushfire smoke for a few days, or even a week. But this bushfire season is extreme in every respect. Smoke haze has now regularly featured in Australian weather reports for several weeks, stretching across months in some areas. What we considered to be short-term exposure we must now call medium-term exposure. […]

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Study: eat a sausage can trigger COPD

Consumption of processed meat and sausages increases the COPD risk Millions of people worldwide suffer from chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In most cases, the disease, which is popularly called smoker’s cough is also caused by tobacco consumption. However, the consumption of processed red meat can researcher of the COPD-risk increase, reports. Up to five million Federal citizens suffer from […]

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Study: air pollution, more people die than by Smoking

Air pollution reduces life expectancy by two years Researchers are sounding the Alarm: According to the latest findings, the health hazards caused by air pollution in Europe, twice as large as previously thought. A current reassessment of the health risks showed an unexpectedly high mortality rate due to contaminated air. Germany takes even the sad leadership in Europe. According to […]

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