Tag Archive for 'car pollution'

Traffic pollution exposure in early life associated with autism risk

January 2nd, 2013 by University of Southern California

Exposure to traffic-related air pollution, particulate matter and nitrogen dioxide during pregnancy and during the first year of a child’s life appears to be associated with a more than two-fold risk of autism, according to research conducted by University of Southern California (USC) and Children’s Hospital Los Angeles scientists. Exposure to regional pollution consisting of […]

Broadest worldwide study to date shows complexity and variability of ocean acidification

January 29th, 2012 by UC Santa Barbara

Might a penguin’s next meal be affected by your car exhaust? The answer may be yes, when you add your exhaust fumes to the total amount of carbon dioxide lofted into the atmosphere by humans since the start of the industrial revolution. One-third of that carbon dioxide is absorbed by the world’s oceans, making them […]

Air pollution from traffic associated with increase in premature births

October 7th, 2011 by BioMed Central Limited

A Californian-based study, Traffic-related air toxics and preterm birth: a population-based case-control study in Los Angeles County, California, has looked in detail at air quality and the impact of traffic-related air pollution on premature birth. Published in BioMed Central’s open access journal Environmental Health, results from this study show that traffic-related air pollution, especially polycyclic aromatic […]

Road traffic is one of the main sources of fine particulate matter in the atmosphere

February 4th, 2011 by Empa

Road traffic is one of the main sources of fine particulate matter in the atmosphere, above all when the weather favours the creation of winter smog. Vehicle tailpipe emissions are responsible for just less than half of the fine particles.  The majority of this pollutant is produced by mechanical wear and resuspension of dust due […]

Car emissions cloud the mind

January 5th, 2011 by Todd Neale

This article is published courtesy of Todd Neale, Staff Writer for MedPage Today. Pollution from traffic was associated with worse cognitive function in a cohort of older men, researchers found. A doubling of exposure to black carbon — a marker for traffic pollution — was associated with a 30% greater chance of having a low […]