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Category: Lung Problems
Chemicals in Air Pollution Linked with Death, Illness and Lowered IQ: Study
A new study has found a link between toxic chemicals in air pollution and serious health issues. Air-pollution-related disease, death and IQ loss occurred in every city and town studied, regardless of demographics or income level.
Microplastics Uncovered in Human Lung Tissue
Microplastics from clothing, packaging and bottles discovered in human lung tissue.
New Home and Remodel Consumers Beware: Scientists Discover 55 Chemicals of Concern in US Homes
Warning to New Home Buyers and Remodeling Consumers: A new scientific study has uncovered a whopping 55 toxic chemicals inside U.S. homes.
Lung Disease from Air Pollution Chemicals: Increased Risk for Diabetics
The results of new research indicate that people with prediabetes or diabetes who live in ozone-polluted areas may have an increased risk for irreversible interstitial lung disease with a high mortality rate.
Delta Air Employees Sue Lands End Over Toxic Clothing Chemicals
A lawsuit has been filed by flight attendants and other Delta Air Lines employees against Land’s End alleging their new uniforms are produced with chemicals that are causing them serious health problems. The class-action lawsuit against Lands’ End, alleges that the uniforms provided by the clothing company are “toxic” and causing workers health issues.
Consumer BPA Exposure Much Higher than Originally Thought
Using new direct testing methods, scientific experts on the chemical BPA have made a new discovery: Previous estimates of the levels of BPA consumers are exposed to each day have been based on flawed, inaccurate testing methods. The previous measurements and estimates that have been used by regulatory agencies–including the FDA**–have underestimated exposure levels by as much as 44 times. With new, more advanced methods*** scientists are now able to see that previous estimates of exposure to the endocrine-disrupting chemical are far greater than regulators and legislators believed when establishing guidelines for what is “safe” exposure levels for U.S. children and adults.
Cleaning with Bleach Harms Pets, People: Scientists
If you clean with bleach you might want to rethink that practice. Researchers have now discovered that bleach fumes, in combination with light and a citrus compound found in many household products, can form airborne particles that might be harmful when inhaled by pets or people.
Chemical Thickener Vitamin E Acetate Likely Cause of Vaping Lung Injuries
The CDC has released new information that continues to point to a culprit of the mysterious vaping lung illness: “Vitamin E acetate”, a thickening agent that’s been added to illicit THC vaping liquids.
BPA Exposure in Pregnancy Linked to Lung Problems in Children
New research reveals that pregnant women exposed to higher levels of the commonly used chemical BPA are more likely to have children who suffer with wheezing and poorer lung function.