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Air Pollution

Why cities make people stupid: Air pollution significantly reduces children's IQ, study finds

By Wilson: (NaturalNews) Metropolitan cities continue to swell across the U.S. as millions flock to densely populated regions seeking employment and hoping for a better quality of life. As urban life continues to grow more popular (especially in the New York metropolitan area), so does the risk of developing various diseases caused by pollutants that are highly concentrated in large cities, some of which include respiratory complications and irreversible damage in unborn children.

Air pollution linked to anxiety symptoms covered up by mind-damaging psych drugs

By Goodrich: (NaturalNews) That toxic, smoggy air can harm physical health is nothing new or surprising. It has repeatedly been linked to chronic inflammation and an increased risk of cardiovascular diseases and cancer. New studies, however, suggest that air pollution negatively impacts not only our physical health but mental well-being as well.

Two new studies published on March 24 in The BMJ (British Medical Journal) shine a new light on how pollution may negatively affect our health and happiness.

This apartment building covered in trees filters air pollution, lowers electricity costs and brings residents closer to nature

By Duncan: (NaturalNews) There are no trees along most of the sidewalks in the city of Turin, Italy. But if you walk by 25 Verde in Turin you will find a small forest built into a new five-story apartment building. The 150 trees are built in large pots on custom-shaped terraces.

Beijing's mayor declares city to be unlivable due to life-choking smog

By Wilson: (NaturalNews) What may appear to foreigners as a city swathed in fog on a cold rainy day is really a Chinese city smothered in smog, a type of air pollution so dangerous that some officials refer to the city as "unliveable," The Guardian reports.

Over recent years, China's air pollution has grown increasingly worse, prompting government officials to call for total reform of its industrial practices. However, the trek to curb this environmental crisis has been a slow one, with economic growth still taking precedence over public safety.

Beijing's mayor declares city to be unlivable due to life-choking smog

By Wilson: NaturalNews) What may appear to foreigners as a city swathed in fog on a cold rainy day is really a Chinese city smothered in smog, a type of air pollution so dangerous that some officials refer to the city as "unliveable," The Guardian reports.

Over recent years, China's air pollution has grown increasingly worse, prompting government officials to call for total reform of its industrial practices. However, the trek to curb this environmental crisis has been a slow one, with economic growth still taking precedence over public safety.

Toxic Home Syndrome causes heart disease, cancer - how polluted is your home?

By Lilley: (NaturalNews) Many people may enjoy a well-balanced diet and engage in physical activity to stay in shape, but the truth is, that might not be enough to remain healthy. It turns out that simply going about routine activities in the household may jeopardize health; something called Toxic Home Syndrome is to blame.

Diesel exhaust can mutate your genes, study finds

By Lilley: (NaturalNews) Researchers from the University of British Columbia (UBC) and Vancouver Coastal Health have discovered that not only can exposure to diesel exhaust give asthmatics headaches and itchy eyes, but -- more poignant to their study -- it can alter genes on a micro level. After just two hours of exposure to diesel exhaust fumes, study participants exhibited changes in their genes linked to oxidative stress and inflammation.(1)

Air pollution makes Beijing nearly 'uninhabitable for human beings' according to study

By Benson:(NaturalNews) After many days without rain in densely populated places like Los Angeles and New York City, it is sometimes possible to catch a small glimpse of what is an everyday reality for Beijing, China's 20-some million residents -- thick blankets of blackish smog that penetrate the air and fill the lungs of those who breathe it.

Air pollution from vehicles damages your lungs and cardiovascular system after just two hours on busy street

By Gutierrez:(NaturalNews) Just two hours on a busy city street is enough to cause damage to your lungs and arteries, according to a study conducted by researchers from the Royal Brompton and Harefield NHS Foundation Trust in the United Kingdom.

The findings came just weeks after the European Court of Justice ruled that air pollution levels in 16 British cities were so high as to place the British government in violation of EU law.

Air pollution causes developmental problems in infants, kills 7 million annually


In the quest for energy and increased production, mankind has sabotaged himself, destroying the very air he breathes. Nature's clean, sustainable, free energy sources have been bypassed, as industry empires rise up, shooting pollution from their stacks and skyscraper pipes.