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Air Pollution Poses Risks for Childhood Cancer Survivors

Air Pollution Poses Risks for Childhood Cancer Survivors

We were very interested in looking at this here in Utah because unfortunately we know in the winter we tend to have pretty severe air pollution, but we think that these results are really applicable to cancer patients across the United States. There’s approximately 16 million cancer survivors in the U.S. and we know unfortunately …

Beijing Ain’t Got Nothing On This City’s Pollution

Beijing Ain’t Got Nothing On This City’s Pollution

>>OVER THE PAST WEEK THE INDIAN CAPITAL OF DELHI HAS BEEN BLANKETED BY SMOG THAT’S SO TOXIC, I’M NOT JOKING, THEY LITERALLY HAVE HAD TO REMAKE THE CHARTS THAT MEASURE ENVIRONMENTAL POLLUTION IN THE AIR BECAUSE PREVIOUSLY IT WOULDN’T HAVE FIT ON THE CHART –>>THAT’S FROM BREATHING THE AIR THEY ARE EXPERIENCING RIGHT NOW –>>WE …

How noise pollution is ruining your hearing

How noise pollution is ruining your hearing

This is just some of the noise that i’m exposed to. And that doesn’t include the progressive rock my neighbors listen to every single morning. All this noise is really annoying, but … Hearing loss is the fourth highest cause of disability across the world and it’s expected to get much worse. In the US …

How does pollution affect us?

How does pollution affect us?

People assume that because the air looks relatively clean and clear in the United States much of the time, that maybe air pollution is no longer a problem here, and that is not true. There is still a level of air pollution in this country that causes, and the estimates vary, but maybe between 100,000 …

Air Pollution and Mortality in the Medicare Population

Air Pollution and Mortality in the Medicare Population

Fine particulate matter is an air pollutant and they’re very, very small particles, so they tend to penetrate extremely deep into the lung, and the sources of fine particulate matter are mostly power plants, and the cars in traffic, and other types of combustion sources and I think it’s important to keep in mind that …

You Can Prevent Nutrient Pollution

You Can Prevent Nutrient Pollution

Narrator: Nutrient pollution is a significant threat to America’s waterways and coastlines. It’s caused when too much nitrogen and phosphorus enter the environment because of human activities. Coupled with climate change and rising temperatures algae in the water grows faster than ecosystems can handle. Some of these algal blooms are harmful because they produce toxins …

What A Drone Can Tell Us About Air Pollution

What A Drone Can Tell Us About Air Pollution

My name is Markus Hilpert. My research deals with how pollutants or contaminants move in the environment in soil, water, or air. Our octocopter drone is specially equipped to measure air pollutants. The drone is able to carry with it real-time monitors for a variety of health threats, such as black carbon, nitrogen oxides, and …