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High Air Pollution Exposure in One-Year-Olds Linked to Structural Brain Changes at Age 12

Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

A new study suggests that significant early childhood exposure to traffic-related air pollution (TRAP) is associated with structural changes in the brain at the age of 12. The Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center study found that children with higher levels of TRAP exposure at birth had reductions at age 12 in gray matter volume and cortical thickness as compared to children with lower levels of exposure.

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Efforts to improve vehicle fuel efficiency may come at a high cost to the climate, public health

University of Georgia

New automotive technology that promises enhanced fuel efficiency may have a serious downside, including significant climate and public health impacts, according to research from the University of Georgia College of Engineering.

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23-Jan-2020 10:20 AM EST
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What's in Puget Sound? New technique casts a wide net for concerning chemicals

University of Washington

Using a new “non-targeted” approach, University of Washington and UW Tacoma researchers screened samples from multiple regions of Puget Sound to look for potentially harmful compounds that might be present.

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22-Jan-2020 2:55 PM EST
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FSU Research: Despite less ozone pollution, not all plants benefit

Florida State University

Policies and new technologies have reduced emissions of precursor gases that lead to ozone air pollution, but despite those improvements, the amount of ozone that plants are taking in has not followed the same trend, according to Florida State University researchers.

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22-Jan-2020 2:55 PM EST
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Air pollution in New York City linked to wildfires hundreds of miles away

European Geosciences Union (EGU)

A new study shows that air pollutants from the smoke of fires from as far as Canada and the southeastern U.S. traveled hundreds of miles and several days to reach Connecticut and New York City, where it caused significant increases in pollution concentrations.

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22-Jan-2020 12:55 PM EST
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