Air Quality Related Articles & Blog Posts

  • Beyond Medicine For Asthma

    Beyond Medicine For Asthma

    Changes in the home environment can be as powerful as medications in treating asthma, according to an exciting study in the September 9, 2004 New England Journal of Medicine. Researchers in the Inner-City Asthma Study Group followed almost 1,000 elementary school children with allergic asthma severe enough to require at least one hospitalization or two […]

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  • Crippling Our Children

    Crippling Our Children

    What can take otherwise vibrant, healthy teens and permanently give them the lung capacities of 50-year-olds? Air pollution! Perhaps spare the air days should be called spare the children days. The air in some cities is so dirty that it hinders normal lung development.

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  • Common Fumes Cause Asthma?

    Common Fumes Cause Asthma?

    Could it be that how you clean or how you decorate your home might influence whether your child develops asthma? Could the smell of new wall-to-wall carpets be linked to asthma risk? A provocative study in the September 2004 issue of Thorax suggests there is a strong connection. Researchers from Australia analyzed air quality inside […]

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  • Carrots, Oranges, Garlic, Oats, Walnuts and Asthma

    Carrots, Oranges, Garlic, Oats, Walnuts and Asthma

    Although childhood asthma has been increasing in recent years, children with higher blood levels of important antioxidant nutrients are less likely to develop asthma, according to a large study in the February 1, 2004 American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. The study looked at over 6,000 children aged 4 to 16 years.

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  • Asthma and SARS

    Asthma and SARS

    There has never been a better time to be sure your asthma is under control. With a proper treatment plan, most asthma symptoms can be prevented or minimized. Uncontrolled, the linings of the airways in the lungs can remain inflamed. This is not healthy for the lungs. It can also mimic symptoms of SARS, or […]

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  • America’s Children and the Environment: Measures of Contaminants, Body Burdens, and Illnesses

    America’s Children and the Environment: Measures of Contaminants, Body Burdens, and Illnesses

    The Story The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their second report on America’s Children and the Environment on February 24, 2003. Where we have taken decisive action, kids’ health is getting better. Where we have not, it is getting worse. The good news?

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  • EPA Report on Children and the Environment (Lead, Tobacco, Asthma, and Mercury)

    EPA Report on Children and the Environment (Lead, Tobacco, Asthma, and Mercury)

    The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released their second report on America’s Children and the Environment on February 24, 2003. Where we have taken decisive action, kids’ health is getting better. Where we have not, it is getting worse.

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  • Body Burdens

    Body Burdens

    Our drinking water is tested to look for the presence of toxic chemicals. Our air quality is monitored as well. Recently, several important studies have reported the levels of these chemicals in our bodies! The CDC tested thousands of people for over a hundred different substances, many of which had never been tested before. The […]

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  • Ear Infection

    Ear Infection: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Related concepts: Acute otitis media, otitis media, AOM Introduction to ear infection: Many parents are familiar with being awoken by a crying baby with an ear infection. Ear infections are the most common reason that children take an extra trip to the doctor, take antibiotics, or even have surgery. What is an ear infection? Ear […]

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    Bronchiolitis: A-to-Z Guide from Diagnosis to Treatment to Prevention

    Introduction to bronchiolitis: Worried parents stand over the crib, listening to their baby cough and struggle to breathe. He may have bronchiolitis. Most parents have heard of pneumonia or bronchitis, but what does bronchiolitis mean? What is bronchiolitis? Bronchitis is inflammation of the large airways in the chest and pneumonia is inflammation of the lung […]

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