A new study led by the National Center for Atmospheric Research estimates that more than 40 percent of the world’s garbage is burned in unregulated fires.
Major smog occurrences often are linked to heavy motor vehicle traffic, high temperatures, sunshine and calm winds.
Pregnant women living near the World Trade Center during 9/11 experienced higher-than-normal negative birth outcomes, says a new Princeton University paper.
Trees are saving more than 850 human lives a year and preventing 670,000 incidents of acute respiratory symptoms, according to environmental scientists.
Infants exposed to rodent and pet dander, roach allergens and a wide variety of household bacteria in the first year of life appear less likely to suffer from allergies, wheezing and asthma.
Children who are exposed in utero to high levels of particulate air pollution during the second trimester of pregnancy may be at greater risk of developing asthma in early childhood, according to a new study.
Nearly half of the urban population being monitored is exposed to air pollution that is at least 2.5 times higher than the levels WHO recommends.
Reducing air pollution in New York City would result in substantial economic gains for children as a result of increasing their IQs, according to new research published in the Journal of Public Health Policy.
Overweight US service members are 41 percent less likely to transition to clinical obesity when stationed at military facilities located at high altitude.
A 3-D laboratory method has been developed to test asthma and allergy medications that could reduce the need to test the drugs on animals.