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Human exposure to urban air pollution may trigger toxic responses in brain cells and impact neurodegenerative disease pathways

Dr. Michelle Block and her team at VCU are on a mission to define the impact of air pollution on the brain and central nervous system.  In several peer-reviewed, published reports, Block and her colleagues have demonstrated that exposure to a diverse source of urban air pollution can trigger toxic microglial responses and impact neurodegenerative […]

By |September 4th, 2014|Air Pollution, Neurology|0 Comments

Protect Your Heart from Air Pollution

According to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), air pollution can trigger heart attacks, strokes and worsen heart disease.

People with heart disease should check the daily Air Quality Index (AQI) forecast, which is color-coded. Code orange or higher represents a condition that can be harmful to your heart.

On bad air quality days, it is best […]

By |August 19th, 2014|Air Pollution, Cardiology|0 Comments

Air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk

Estimates released by the World Health Organization (WHO) reports that in 2012 around 7 million people died (one in eight of total global deaths) as a result of air pollution exposure. This finding more than doubles previous estimates and confirms that air pollution is now the world’s largest single environmental health risk.

A video cast released […]

By |August 13th, 2014|Air Pollution, Mortality|0 Comments