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5 toxin-clearing plants you should have in your home

When it comes to decor, go-to choices often include tasteful art pieces or some lovely houseplants that can add life to any room in your house.

Mysterious radioactive material enriched with uranium found over Alaska; scientists scramble to determine origin

Alaska’s famous Northern Lights have received a new and menacing visitor, reported The Daily Mail.

Stressing Over Air Pollution

Unless you’ve been shooting rapids in Antarctica or otherwise out of circulation, you no doubt know that California has been ablaze this year, with wildfires burning through the northern part of the state, destroying an unthinkable 8400 homes and buildings--more than 220,000 acres were burned (the equivalent of 343 square miles), and entire towns were evacuated.12

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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)