A new study released at the European Respiratory Society International Congress in Paris, examined the placentas of five pregnant women, and found evidence of air pollution traveling from the lungs to the placenta.
Intellipure and Air Quality by Mamavation
Indoor air quality is a big issue. It’s estimated that indoor air quality is anywhere from 2-5x more polluted than the air outside. And if you are spending most of your time indoors, like most people are, that means the quality of your air can become a problem for your health. Then as a double whammy, if you have seasonal allergies and allergies to pet dander, life can be really torturous when you add toxins plus allergens to your environment. This is why getting a really robust air purifier can not only protect everyone from bad air quality, but it can mean the difference between enjoying your life and struggling through life if you are sensitive.
Air pollution, even within set guidelines, is linked to structural changes in the heart.
The heart is one of the five vital organs essential for survival. A new study released in the journal, Circulation, shows that air pollution can cause significant changes in the structure of the heart. According to the study, the structural changes are similar to that which are seen in early stages of heart failure.
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Air pollution in US National Parks at a new high
Most people assume visiting a national park means getting away from the city smog, dirt, and pollution. However, new studies released show that some US national parks has air pollution levels as bad as some of the major cities!
The federal government has a protocol in place for pollution deemed “unhealthy” in waterways. So, why isn’t there a plan for unsafe levels of air pollution?
A recent article published in Forbes, written by Stephanie Coates, UH Energy, University of Houston, poses this exact question. Coates points out the government has a model on how to regulate the water pollution levels, but not for air. She states:
“Under the Clean Water Act, if a state identifies a waterway that is ‘impaired,’ or in danger of not meeting water quality standards, the state is supposed to calculate the pollution affecting the waterway and determine a plan, or Total Maximum Daily Load (TDML), to reduce the pollution to levels that meet water quality standards.”
What she is questioning is, why the government has not taken this model and modified it for air quality standards.
Toxic Chemicals Found in Newly Built Homes
Are you in the process of building a new home? Perhaps it’s your dream home. Have you considered how the chemicals being used will affect your health?
New studies find air pollution may increase the risk of developing diabetes, even at “safe levels” of pollution.
According to a recent article published on ZME Science, Researchers from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louise and the Veterans Affairs (VA) St. Louis Health Care System suggest heavily polluted countries, including the U.S., should adopt tighter air pollution regulations (zmescience.com).