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Excess Heat Significantly Affects Health of Migratory Workers

Mar. 9, 2016 — Hot weather is significantly associated with clinical visits among migratory farmworkers compared to other patients, according to a study. Migratory farmworkers are those who travel for agricultural ... read more

Jan. 20, 2016 — Adults with long-term exposure to ozone (O3) face an increased risk of dying from respiratory and cardiovascular diseases, according to a new ... read more

Jan. 13, 2016 — The burning of forests and vegetation may play a larger role in climate change than previously realized, new research suggests. Based on aircraft observations, satellite data and models, the findings ... read more

Long-Term Ozone Exposure Increases Acute Respiratory Disease Syndrome Risks in Critically Ill

Jan. 7, 2016 — Critically ill patients who are exposed to higher daily levels of ozone are more likely to develop acute respiratory disease syndrome, according to a new ... read more

Dec. 10, 2015 — Pollution of Earth's atmosphere by ozone-depleting substances, such as chlorine or bromine from halons and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), decreased over the past years, new research shows. Ozone ... read more

Vision Researcher Links Environmental Change to Eye Health Hazards

Dec. 8, 2015 — Another reason to worry about climate change: Expanding areas of arid land, air pollution, and greater exposure to ultraviolet (UV) radiation all present potential health hazards to your eyes, ... read more

Some Chemicals Less Damaging to Ozone Can Degrade to Long-Lived Greenhouse Gas

Nov. 3, 2015 — Some substitutes for ozone-damaging chemicals being phased out worldwide under international agreements are themselves potent greenhouse gases and contribute to warming. Now, a new study shows for ... read more

Annual Antarctic Ozone Hole Larger and Formed Later in 2015

Oct. 29, 2015 — The 2015 Antarctic ozone hole area was larger and formed later than in recent years, said ... read more

Wave-Particle Interaction in Atmosphere

Oct. 27, 2015 — A new study sheds light on the impact of plasma waves on high-energy electrons streaking into Earth's magnetic field from ... read more

Oct. 26, 2015 — Earth in the days when life was just beginning had no protective ozone layer, so light-dependent, iron-oxidizing bacteria formed iron minerals around themselves to protect them from damaging ... read more

Sep. 29, 2015 — A new study assessing the influence of species diversity of canopy trees on the amount of ozone precursors a forest emits suggests that atmospheric chemistry models in use now may underestimate the ... read more

Curbing Short-Lived Pollutants: A Win-Win for Climate and Air Quality

Sep. 24, 2015 — Ozone, methane and aerosols (tiny pollutant particles) remain in the atmosphere for a shorter time than CO2, but can affect both the climate and air quality. Yet environmental policies tend to ... read more

What Happens on the Molecular Level When Smog Gets Into the Lungs?

Sep. 16, 2015 — Coughing. A sore throat. Maybe a pain in your chest as you take a deep breath. These are all common symptoms for many city-living people when smog levels are high. And while it is well understood ... read more

Aug. 29, 2015 — Pollution and weather influence outcomes after a heart attack, according to new ... read more

Aug. 17, 2015 — An oxidation process has been developed that uses ozone to degrade contaminants in water that alter the synthesis, transport, action or elimination of natural hormones, responsible for maintain ... read more

Intensive Biofuel Planting Poses Risk to Human Health

July 29, 2015 — The race to meet carbon-neutral biofuel targets could put human health and food crop production at risk unless it is carefully planned, according to new research. The researchers found that it would ... read more

July 8, 2015 — Southern Californians and writers love to blame the hot, dry Santa Ana winds for tense, ugly moods, and the winds have long been associated with destructive wildfires. Now, a new study finds that on ... read more

June 29, 2015 — It's been difficult to explain patterns of toxic mercury in some parts of the world, such as why there's so much of the toxin deposited into ecosystems from the air in the southeastern ... read more

Stricter Limits for Ozone Pollution Would Boost Need for Science, Measurements

June 4, 2015 — A tougher federal standard for ozone pollution, under consideration to improve public health, would ramp up the importance of scientific measurements and models, according to a new ... read more

May 26, 2015 — We are already reaping the rewards of the Montreal Protocol, researchers say, with the ozone layer in much better shape than it would have been without the UN treaty. Although the Montreal Protocol ... read more

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