Items Tagged ‘pollution’

Ask the Doctors - Will living near a freeway increase the risk of asthma?

May 21, 2018

Ask the Doctors – Will living near a freeway increase the risk of asthma?

By Ask the Doctors Ask the Doctors

Dear Doctor: We live near a freeway with a lot of traffic.  Do I need to be worried about my kids developing asthma? This is a valid question.  Cars release a number of small particles into the air that can irritate the lungs.  This particulate matter, in addition to nitric oxide and black carbon, has […]

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Tags: air pollution, Ask the Doctors, asthma, Dr. Robert Ashley, emergency room visits, freeway, pollution, traffic


Healthy pregnancies start with healthy homes. Here are 10 tips

April 24, 2017

Healthy pregnancies start with healthy homes. Here are 10 tips

By Tami Dennis Tami Dennis

Healthy babies start with healthy pregnancies. Most people understand that concept. But too many women don’t know that healthy pregnancies start with healthy homes. “Women don’t always think about the hidden hazards of environmental exposure before becoming pregnant and what they can do to increase the likelihood of a healthy pregnancy and healthy child and […]

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Tags: 1, 4-dioxane, Bisphenol A, BPA, contaminated dust, environmental containments, environmental contaminants, formaldehyde, galaxolide, healthy pregnancy, hydroquinone, Iris Cantor-UCLA Women's Health Education and Research Center