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Statins May Protect People from Air Pollution

Statins, prescribed to lower cholesterol and reduce risks of heart attacks and strokes, seem to diminish inflammation that occurs after people breathe airborne particles

November 24, 2014 — Brian Bienkowski and Environmental Health News

Children's Attention Deficit Linked to Air Pollution

New York City children exposed in the womb to high levels of pollutants in vehicle exhaust had a five times higher risk of attention problems at age 9, according to new research

November 5, 2014 — Lindsey Konkel and Environmental Health News

Disinfectant Causes Reproductive Problems in Mice

Mice exposed to disinfectants in commercial-grade cleaning products took longer to get pregnant, had fewer pups and suffered more miscarriages and distressed fetuses

August 14, 2014 — Lindsey Konkel and Environmental Health News

Government Officials May Have Mishandled DDT Superfund Site

Health experts are questioning the Environmental Protection Agency and Michigan state officials for their decades-long delays in cleanup of a Superfund site that is killing songbirds in yards, possibly leaving people at risk, too...

August 6, 2014 — Brian Bienkowski and Environmental Health News
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