"Kidney disease is the latest ailment linked to air pollution, a new study has found. The report from the American Society of Nephrology found that air pollution - even in small amounts - can damage your kidneys. Previous research has also linked it to heart disease, strokes, cancer, asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
When people inhale tiny specks of dust, dirt, smoke, soot and liquids in polluted air, these particles are swept into their bloodstream. And since kidneys filter the blood, the particles can damage them, the new analysis explained.
The reports researchers are warning that any amount of air pollution, no matter how small, can harm the kidneys the same way it harms other organs such as the heart and lungs.
The report's researchers tracked two-and-a-half million US veterans for eight-and-a-half years for the study, which began in 2004. During the course of the experiment, scientists looked at the veterans' kidney function and the air quality levels in the places they were living.
They measured the air quality levels by looking at data from the Environmental Protection Agency and NASA. And the researchers found that air pollution causes 44,793 new cases of kidney disease and 2,438 cases of kidney failure annually.
They concluded that the air pollution levels in certain geographic areas of the US are particularly bad and that people living in them have an elevated risk of kidney disease. Namely, people in Southern California, the South, the Midwest and the Northeast have higher chances because of the environments they live in.
Dr Al-Aly emphasized that, while people who live in areas with air pollution problems are more at risk, any amount of air pollution can damage the kidneys. 'The higher the levels of air pollution, the worse it is for the kidneys. However, no level is completely safe,' he explained..." #awareness#kidney#kidneydisease#pollution#airquality#air#humanrights#contamination#environment#citylife#newyork#sandiego#texas#health#vancouver#seattle#toronto#science#government#china#india#newdelhi#losangeles#boston#uk#britain#stuttgart#sydney
Last year, the Air District began using its research van, a methane hotspot detection tool that also pinpoints the cause of methane emissions. Staff use the van to measure concentrations of methane upwind and downwind of known and potential sources of methane.
Often, facilities are not expected to have or report methane emissions, and the research van can be used to verify whether or not those emissions are present. For example, the van has allowed staff to identify that some Bay Area composting operations emit methane, and so do some storage tanks in refineries. This tool can thus help identify emissions from these previously unknown sources and also enables staff to develop rules and policies around how best to reduce emissions. #fbf
Prepare to be blown away! The @discoverzephyr Tamburo range hood combines chic design with everyday practicality, featuring dual-level halogen lighting, a 400-CFM blower with three speed settings and an adjustable-height utensil bar, to keep all your cooking utensils right where you want them. #Nice
That's right - today officially marks the first day of fall! As we start to switch out sandals for scarves and A/C for heat, don't forget to change out your air filters to ensure everything is running smoothly at home.
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La mejor tecnología de Atmosphere Sky en casa para dormir fácil en el aire limpiado; si usted es amante de los animales, puede estar seguro de que está reduciendo los alérgenos en el aire de su habitación.
The top performer Atmosphere Sky unit at Home to sleep easy in air cleaned; if you are Animal lovers, you can rest assured it is reducing the allergens in your room's air. #BreatheEasy , #CleanAir , #HomeTechnology , #AirQuality , #AirPollution , #Allergens , #Amway
As a result, air pollution levels dropped in cities across the country. “The difference in air quality is noticeable. [Pollution] drops to almost zero when normally it can rise as high as 100 parts per cubic metre,” said Jorge Martin Villarroel, director of the environmental charity PAAC.
In addition to improved air quality, the beauty of the capital city, La Paz, has become visible without all the cars running the streets, noticed locals. +
On this symbolic day, Bolivians got to enjoy the silence and fresh air with no cars on the streets, and give the world a glimpse of a brighter future.
Was retained to perform a mold inspection prior to some of my clients purchase this house. Seems like they had a prior roof leak. Just saying...Yes that's duct tape. No I didn't do it. So AZIAQ performed a full house visual inspection and obtained air samples representative of the breathing air. #aziaqtesting#airquality#mold#waterdamage#homeinspection#ducttape
Air is our primary nutrient, far ahead of food. We generally consume 388 cubic feet of air per day, which equates to 26 lbs. In comparison, we 'only' consume 4.4lbs of water and 3.3lbs of food. #rowentacanada
We're so pleased to have been invited by WSD1 to talk with youth about air quality and health today. 200+ youth are visiting 8 tipis throughout the day to learn about air, water, land and fire with both elder and contemporary perspectives. #greenaction#airquality#WinnipegSD#WSDStudents#WSDESD
We're so pleased to have been invited by WSD1 to talk with youth about air quality and health today. 200+ youth are visiting 8 tipis throughout the day to learn about air, water, land and fire with both elder and contemporary perspectives. #greenaction#airquality
Yesterday's interim was the last day I'll be working with @aas343 @healutah Policy Director, Ashley Soltysiak, wearing her HEAL Utah hat! As I'm sure you've heard her big news, Ashley is the new Director at the Utah Chapter of the Sierra Club! We are so happy and excited for her. She is going to continue to do wonderful things. Congratulations, Ashley! @sierraclubutah @sierraclub #cleanair#airquality#doyourpart#committocleanerair#reduceemissions#keepfighting