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Air pollution particulates promote hardening of the arteries and cardiovascular disease

6/6/2013 - As heart disease marches on as the leading killer of Americans and those in western societies, researchers isolate yet another factor to be implicated in the advancement of this largely preventable disease. Poor diet, lack of physical activity, smoking and environmental and household pollutants all...

It's on! Farmers begin suing Monsanto over genetic pollution of wheat crops

6/5/2013 - The next wave of farmer backlash against Monsanto has just been unleashed by Ernest Barnes, a wheat farmer in Morton County, Kansas. He filed suit this week in the U.S. District Court in Wichita, Kansas, alleging that Monsanto's genetic pollution has financially damaged himself and other farmers. Barnes'...

Japan halts imports of U.S. wheat after USDA's shock finding of genetic pollution from GMOs

5/31/2013 - It has already begun: Japan has just cancelled a large contract to purchase U.S. wheat. "We will refrain from buying western white and feed wheat effective today," Toru Hisadome, a Japanese farm ministry official in charge of wheat trading, told Reuters. As many readers well know, I predicted precisely...

GMO genetic pollution alert: Genetically engineered wheat escapes experimental fields planted across 16 states

5/30/2013 - The genetic apocalypse we've been warning about for years may have already begun. The USDA just announced they found a significant amount of genetically engineered wheat growing in farm fields in Oregon. As the USDA announced yesterday, "...test results of plant samples from an Oregon farm indicate...

Paul Craig Roberts nails it on pollution, GMOs, superfoods and the collapse of honest food

3/1/2013 - The observations of some political commentators are much more insightful than most others, and that is certainly true of Dr. Paul Craig Roberts. An economist, academician, former nationally syndicated columnist, one-time Reagan administration Treasury official and current president of the Institute...

China admits to existence of 'cancer villages' sprouting up due to extreme pollution, chemical exposure

2/23/2013 - On the heels of my own publication of articles questioning the integrity of "certified organic" when it comes to foods and superfoods produced in mainland China, a blockbuster report from China's own environmental ministry slams another exclamation mark on the severity of the problem. For the first...

'Organic' from China exposed: The shocking truth about 'organic' foods grown in the world's worst environmental cesspool

2/21/2013 - When it comes to foods, superfoods and even nutritional supplements from China, "organic" is largely a hoax. This is my opinion, of course, but I've been researching the issue quite extensively as the key decision maker for new products in the Natural News Store. And I've come to the conclusion that...

Any decrease in air pollution leads to longer lives, study finds

12/8/2012 - Even a small decrease in air pollution can lead to significant increases in life expectancy, according to a study conducted by researchers from Harvard University and published in the journal Epidemiology. "Despite the fact that the U.S. population as a whole is exposed to much lower levels of air...

Does air pollution cause autism?

12/7/2012 - Exposure to air pollution in utero or during the first year of life may double a person's risk of developing autism, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Southern California (USC) and Children's Hospital Los Angeles. "This work has broad potential public health implications,"...

Blaming China for mercury pollution is not solving the problem

6/27/2012 - Eighty-seven percent of all mercury falling on the United States comes from outside the country. Two thirds of worldwide mercury contamination comes from industrial pollution from Asia as mercury in the air settles into lakes, streams, and oceans. There is a global reservoir of airborne mercury circulating...

Toxic China: Widespread lead pollution is poisoning children

3/10/2012 - Though set to become the world leader in manufacturing within the next few years, China has one of the worst track records for rampant environmental pollution with industrial materials and chemicals. And a recent report out of the town of Dongtang, which is located in China's major manufacturing region...

Pesticides are one of top three 'worst toxic pollution problems' on planet, say non-profit groups

12/5/2011 - The Blacksmith Institute (BI), an international non-profit environmental health organization devoted to solving pollution problems around the world, in conjunction with Green Cross Switzerland (GCS), a group that helps clean up pollution, recently co-released a comprehensive report entitled The World's...

Air pollution causes harmful physical changes in the brain

7/13/2011 - No one likes breathing polluted air. Exhaust fumes and particulate matter hanging in the air can make you cough and give you a headache. As NaturalNews has reported previously, it can harm your health in ways that aren't so obvious, as well. For example, Ohio State University researchers have found...

USDA deregulates GE alfalfa; opens door to new era of widespread genetic pollution of crops

1/28/2011 - After months of pretending to review public feedback on the issue of GE alfalfa, the USDA has announced a surprise lifting of all restrictions on the genetically engineered crop, effectively allowing anyone to plant GE alfalfa anywhere, without any restriction. This is the USDA's surrender to Monsanto,...

Urban pollution found to raise blood pressure

9/24/2010 - Exposure to urban pollution may be a cause of high blood pressure, according to a study conducted by researchers from the University of Dusiburg-Essen in Germany and presented at a meeting of the American Thoracic Society. "Our results show that living in areas with higher levels of particle air...

New research: Electropollution can cause diabetes (type-3)

6/10/2010 - Most people are familiar with type-1 diabetes and type-2 diabetes, but did you know researchers have discovered a third type of diabetes? Type-3 diabetes, as they are calling it, affects people who are extra sensitive to electrical devices that emit "dirty" electricity. Type-3 diabetics actually...

Note top ten U.S. cities with worst air pollution

5/17/2010 - The American Lung Association recently released its 2010 State of the Air report, which includes an outline of the ten worst U.S. cities for ozone pollution. Car exhaust fumes, chemical plant pollution, and residue from industrial boilers and refineries are some of the many contaminants included in...

Air Pollution Can Reduce a Child's IQ

2/5/2010 - Exposure to air pollution in the womb can significantly reduce a child's IQ, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Mailman School of Public Health in New York and published in the journal Pediatrics. The researchers conducted the experiment on pregnant, non-smoking black and Dominican...

Indoor Air Pollution: Look at the Causes and Solutions

1/25/2010 - According to the EPA, air pollution indoors is often two to five times worse than it is outside. In extreme cases, air pollution inside can be a hundred times worse than outside. The reason is partly because numerous chemicals, like cleaning supplies, hair sprays and perfumes, are used inside the home....

Just 16 Ships Expel as Much Pollution as All the Cars in the World

12/26/2009 - Large shipping vessels have become commonplace in today's global marketplace as goods are imported and exported across the world. While the high levels of pollution they create are something that most people don't think too much about, some scientists are beginning to evaluate their environmental effect....

Aerosol pollution interferes with thunderstorm activity, radical weather could cause crop failures

12/20/2009 - Scientists are finally making inroads into understanding the effect that aerosol particulate matter is having on the way storm clouds form. Recent research has revealed that the tiny pollutants can either inhibit thunderstorms or make them stronger depending on wind shear conditions. Wind shear occurs...

Moms' Exposure to Air Pollution Lowers Children's IQ

9/4/2009 - Planning on starting a family? Determined to provide the healthiest environment possible for your kids? If you live in an urban environment, you might want to look for a new place to live with cleaner air. City pollution has long been known to contribute to high blood pressure (http://www.naturalnews.com/024110_pollution_air_pollution_health.html),...

Air Pollution Linked to Low IQ in Children

7/24/2009 - When many doctors downplay the role of toxicity in the body and underestimate the damage it causes, it's nice to see research pointing to these effects. Researchers recently found that mothers who breathe in more polluted air during their pregnancy were more apt to have children with lower IQs. Two...

Pollution around Cities Increases Risk of Cancer

7/1/2009 - According to the latest estimates from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), people who live around larger cities face an increased risk of developing cancer. The report National-Scale Air Toxics Assessment (NATA) is based on the air pollution data from 2002. It is meant to help federal, state,...

Search for Air France Flight 447 Reveals Astonishing Pollution of World's Oceans

6/5/2009 - The most alarming piece of news this week emerged when investigators of the doomed Air France flight 447 announced they had found "floating debris" from the plane crash, but it turned out to be only floating trash in the ocean. This is, all by itself, a disturbing commentary on the pollution of the...

Pollution Causes Genetic Changes that Lead to Asthma

5/10/2009 - Prenatal exposure to air pollution appears to cause genetic changes that predispose unborn infants to asthma later in life, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the Center for Environmental Genetics a the University of Cincinnati and published in the journal PLoS ONE. "Our data...

Asthma Risk in Children Raised by Traffic Pollution Exposure of Pregnant Mothers

3/6/2009 - Asthma rates in developed nations are soaring, and it is extremely clear that environmental pollution has a big part to play in the increase. A study recently published in the journal PLoS ONE has revealed that traffic pollution could cause genetic changes in a pregnant woman's womb, raising her child's...

Indoor Air Pollution is a Serious Threat to Your Health

3/5/2009 - Indoor air pollution is arguably one of the most overlooked threats to human health, particularly affecting young children who spend an estimated 80% of their time indoors. Studies released in the past few years demonstrate clearly that poor indoor air quality not only increases asthma symptoms but...

Cleaner Air has Improved Life Expectancy across United States

2/19/2009 - Oxygen is the single most important nutrient for our survival and wellbeing. While a healthy human being can go for weeks or even months without food, or last several days without water, cut off his or her air supply, and the person is unlikely to make it past a few minutes, if not seconds. It is then...

Traffic Pollution Bad for the Heart

2/5/2009 - A study recently conducted in Germany has found that people who lived near traffic had a higher chance of developing atherosclerosis (hardening of the arteries), which in turn increases the risk of heart disease. Details and Findings of Study The study team, led by Dr Barbara Hoffman, who also...

There Is No Such Thing as the West Nile Virus

11/9/2008 - Do you believe in the Tooth Fairy and Santa Clause? Are they real people flying around performing magical deeds? Hopefully you don't believe this. Yes, they are fun stories, "something to believe in," when you are a child; or possibly they are spirits or energy forms. But they do not exist in flesh...

Air Pollution Has Negative Effects on Heart Health

11/4/2008 - It would be natural to think that microscopic particles in polluted air would do damage to one's lungs, nose and throat. However, recent research published in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association has reported that such particles can in fact negatively affect the ability of the heart...

Pollution Increases Allergies in Children

11/1/2008 - Regular exposure to pollution from traffic increases children's risk of developing allergies by more than 50 percent, according to a study conducted by researchers from the German Research Center for Environment and Health at the Institute of Epidemiology in Munich, and published in the American Journal...

Links between Noise Pollution and Ill-Health

10/20/2008 - If you have ever lived or worked somewhere that was noisy, you know that it can have a seriously negative impact on your life. While we move ahead with our technological society, there are all sorts of pollution that we didn't have to deal with 50 years, and it is increasingly getting worse. Flights,...

Air Pollution May be to Blame for Honeybee Population Collapse

10/17/2008 - Air pollution is making it harder for bees and other pollinating insects to find food, according to a new study conducted by researchers from the University of Virginia. Pollutants such as ozone (smog) and nitrate radicals, formed mostly as a consequence of car exhaust, are binding with the volatile...

Air Pollution Raises Blood Pressure According to New Study

9/9/2008 - It seems like a healthy thing to do: getting outside. Maybe you like to go for walks or spend an hour gardening or riding your bike. Unfortunately, if you live where the air is polluted, you could be hurting your health by simply breathing the not-so-fresh air. That's the conclusion of a new Ohio...

Air Pollution Causes Blood Clots

9/7/2008 - Air pollution produced by the burning of fossil fuels can drastically increase people's risk of developing potentially fatal blood clots, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Harvard School of Public Health and published in the Archives of Internal Medicine. "We have known for...

California Air Pollution Found to Kill 24,000 A Year

9/6/2008 - Particulate pollution from the burning of fossil fuels kills 24,000 people per year in California, according to the newest figures from the California Air Resources Board. This is nearly three times higher than the 8,200 people previously believed by the state to die each year. "Our report concludes...

Road Pollution Blamed for Higher Allergy Risk in Kids

8/3/2008 - New evidence blames traffic-related pollution for increasing the risk of allergy and atopic diseases among children by more than fifty percent. What's more, the closer the children live to roads, the higher their risk. "[Children] living very close to a major road are likely to be exposed not only...

Flowers' Fragrance Diminished by Air Pollution

4/16/2008 - We have all wondered what was happening to the honey bees. Now, from recent research by the University of Virginia, we have an answer. Air pollution from power plants and automobiles is destroying the fragrance of flowers and thereby inhibiting the ability of pollinating insects to follow scent trails...

Air Pollution Reduces Fetus Size and Decreases Male/Female Ratio

2/18/2008 - A study by researchers at Queensland University in Brisbane, Australia warns that women exposed to air pollution in urban areas during pregnancy have smaller fetuses than those in areas with cleaner air. This is the first study to show that air pollution affects fetal development. The air pollution...

Diesel pollution clogs arteries, raises risk of heart disease

11/5/2007 - Diesel fumes interact with fatty acids found in LDL ("bad") cholesterol to raise the risk of heart disease, according to a study published in the online journal "Genome Biology." On their own, both diesel fumes and certain fatty acids contained in LDL cholesterol create free radicals in the body....

Air pollution of cities more dangerous to health than living near Chernobyl radiation zone

5/23/2007 - Living with a smoker or in a major city places a person at greater risk of early death than living in the radioactive exclusion zone around Chernobyl, according to a study conducted by scientists at the Centre for Ecology and Hydrology in Great Britain and published in the journal "BMC Public Health." Researcher...

Asian pollution levels impact severity of Pacific storms

3/23/2007 - Spiking air pollution in Asia, driven by rapid industrialization and urbanization, has changed the atmosphere over the North Pacific enough to cause stronger-than-usual thunderstorms in the winter and may even have wider effects on the global climate, according to a study published in the "Proceedings...

Air pollution increases risk of heart disease and stroke, study says

2/8/2007 - A new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine has discovered a significant correlation between the air pollution around a woman's home and her risk of heart disease. While only women were studied, researchers believe that air pollution has the same effects on men. However, women are...

China collecting environment tax to curb pollution that threatens economic future

12/13/2006 - An environmental tax may be coming to China since widespread pollution could hold back the country's continued economic growth, according to new reports fro China's Southern Daily newspaper. Mao Rubai -- chairman of the Environment and Resources Committee of the National People's Congress -- said...

Two million people a year killed by air pollution, says WHO

10/6/2006 - According to new research examined by the World Health Organization (WHO), air pollution in cities around the world causes roughly 2 million premature deaths each year. Yesterday members of the WHO's special program for health and the environment urged worldwide nations to adopt strict air pollution...

Household cleaners + ozone --> new indoor pollution problem (press release)

9/22/2006 - Ground-level ozone pollution — a summertime problem in many urban areas — also may contribute to a previously unrecognized form of indoor air pollution, scientists are reporting. Ozone seeps indoors from the outdoor air. Ozone...

Air pollution, high-fat diet cause atherosclerosis in laboratory mice (press release)

9/15/2006 - Test results with laboratory mice show a direct cause-and-effect link between exposure to fine particle air pollution and the development of atherosclerosis, commonly known as hardening of the arteries. Mice that were fed a high-fat diet and exposed to air with fine particles had 1.5 times more plaque...

Researchers Show How Air Pollution Causes Heart Disease (press release)

9/13/2006 - New York University School of Medicine researchers provide some of the most compelling evidence yet that long-term exposure to air pollution—even at levels within federal standards—causes heart disease. Previous studies have linked air pollution to cardiovascular disease but until now it was poorly...

Air Pollution, High-Fat Diet Cause Atherosclerosis in Laboratory Mice (press release)

9/7/2006 - Test results with laboratory mice show a direct cause-and-effect link between exposure to fine particle air pollution and the development of atherosclerosis, commonly known as hardening of the arteries. Mice that were fed a high-fat diet and exposed to air with fine particles had 1.5 times more plaque...

Fine Particle Air Pollution Associated With Respiratory and Cardiovascular Diseases (press release)

8/11/2006 - Being exposed to fine particle matter air pollution increases a person’s risk for hospital admission for cardiovascular and respiratory diseases, according to a study in the March 8 issue of JAMA. Numerous studies have shown associations of chronic exposure to airborne particles and increased health...

World's frog species face extinction due to pollution and climate change, scientists warn

7/7/2006 - Fifty leading environmental researchers are campaigning to secure nearly $370 million for protecting the world's frog and toad population as urbanization, global warming and industrial pollution threaten to wipe out almost a third of frog and toad species worldwide. If funding is secured, the Amphibian...

Mass pollution of earth's oceans reaches alarming levels

8/7/2004 - The health of the world's oceans is being destroyed by human beings, and a new group called the Seaweed Rebels wants to do something about it. It's all part of the so-called "blue movement" that hopes to raise awareness of the destruction now being dished out onto the oceans by mankind. So just...

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