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Protect yourself from air pollution this summer

Until recently, great strides had been made to clean up the air in our cities. The 1970 Clean Air Act was key to improving air quality and reducing pollutants. However, according to the EPA, over the last few years, the number of unhealthy air days has started to creep up. Summertime is particularly problematic. Dust […]

More on the dangers of air pollution in pregnancy

Last month, three studies were published highlighting the risks for pregnant women exposed to air pollution. This month, another study uncovers further threats. A team from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus found that pregnant women living close to oil and gas wells, particularly those with intense activity, increased their risk of having a […]

Remove air pollutants to reduce your dementia risk

Dementia is a term used to describe a group of diseases that affect a person’s memory or thinking skills. Alzheimer’s is the most common form of dementia and accounts for up to 80% of dementia cases. Vascular dementia is another form of dementia that develops after a person has suffered a stroke. Symptoms of dementia […]

Watch out for air pollutants in your bedroom

We recently published an article on the importance of sleep and how so many of us are not getting the quality sleep we need. There are many factors that can influence sleep. Our diet, screen time and stress all have a part to play. But have you ever stopped to consider the chemicals and toxins […]

Protect your baby from the dangers of air pollution

There has been growing evidence to suggest that exposure to airborne pollutants can affect our health from the time we are conceived, right up until our senior years. In the last few weeks, no less than THREE studies have been published to support this theory. A study from the National Institutes of Health, found that […]

Air pollution ages our lungs by 2 YEARS!!

Exposure to Fine Particulate Matter (PM2.5) and Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) can age our lungs by up to 2 years. That’s according to a study just published in the European Respiratory Journal. More than 300,000 people were monitored for the purposes of the study, which concludes that exposure to air pollution speeds up the aging process […]

Ready to start a family? Air pollution has a part to play

Weight, exercise, age, smoking, alcohol and stress can all affect a woman’s chances of becoming pregnant. But there is increasing evidence to suggest the air we breathe can also affect our chances of having a healthy baby. Scientists from Italy found that regular exposure to high levels of Particulate Matter (PM2.5) and Nitrogen Dioxide can […]

The unseen effects of air pollution

The statistics on air pollution are often staggering. 8 million premature deaths every year. And a reduction in life span of up to 2 years. However, there are many millions of people that don’t show up in this type of study. The study based on mortality rates and lifespan. But nonetheless, air pollution still has […]

Sleep

When was the last time you enjoyed a healthy, uninterrupted, peaceful night’s sleep? Can’t remember? You are not alone. According to the Center for Disease Control, 1 in 3 Americans are not getting the sleep they need. Sleep is vital. It’s as important as food and water. And when we don’t get enough, our health […]