Toxic Chemicals Prevalent in Household Dust

Indoor dust is proving to be polluted with chemicals from everyday consumer products according to a new comprehensive study released from George Washington University and the Milken Institute. The researchers compiled dust data from households throughout America. Some of these chemicals contain compounds that are well known for adverse health effects, as well as those suspected …

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Prebiotics for Exercise-Induced Asthma

Upper respiratory problems such as asthma affect 6.3 million children and 17.7 million adults in the United States. Asthma, categorized as chest tightness, coughing, shortness of breath and wheezing, is followed by inflammation and narrowing of the bronchial tubes, making it difficult for individuals to breathe. There are two types of asthma, allergic asthma and …

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A serious and sometimes fatal lung-related vascular disease, pulmonary embolism is caused by obstruction of the pulmonary arteries by blood clots, generally formed in the leg vessels. Toru Shirakawa, from Osaka University (Japan), and colleagues completed an 18-year long study involving 86,024 men and women, ages 40 to 79 years, who self-reported their daily television …

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