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  Air Pollution, Heart Disease and Stroke
A person’s relative risk due to air pollution is small compared with the impact of established cardiovascular risk factors such as smoking, obesity, or high blood pressure.  However, this is a serious public health problem because an enormous number of people are exposed over an entire lifetime.
Recently published data from the American Cancer Society cohort suggested that long-term exposure to fine particulate air pollution at levels that occur in North America is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular mortality by 12 percent for every 10 micrometers of particulate matter within 1 cubic meter of air.
Short-term exposure to elevated levels of particle pollution is associated with a higher risk of death due to a cardiovascular event.
www.americanheart.org /presenter.jhtml?identifier=4419   (1384 words)

 ScienceDaily: Pollution Articles
Smog is a kind of air pollution, originally named for the mixture of smoke and fog in the air.
Air pollution is a broad term applied to any chemical, physical (particulate matter), or biological agent that modifies the natural characteristics of the atmosphere.
Water pollution is a large set of adverse effects upon water bodies (lakes, rivers, oceans, groundwater) caused by human activities.
www.sciencedaily.com /articles/earth_climate/pollution   (561 words)

  Concern grows over pollution from jets - USATODAY.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Aircraft emissions pollute the air and threaten by 2050 to become one of the largest contributors to global warming, British scientists have concluded.
Although the USA is the largest emitter of carbon dioxide —; a pollutant that scientists believe is a major contributor to global warming —; the Bush administration refuses to ratify the Kyoto Protocol.
Jets are the major source of emissions deposited into the upper atmosphere, where some pollutants have a greater warming effect than when they are released in the same amount from the ground, according to a 1999 scientific report sponsored by the United Nations.
www.usatoday.com /travel/flights/2006-12-18-jet-pollution-usat_x.htm   (2138 words)

 Pollution Encyclopedia Articles @ BloomingIdiot.com (Blooming Idiot)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
As such pollutant linkages with respect to ground and surface water targets/receptors are considered in a similar manner to that for significant harm.
In certain places air pollution levels were recognizable as health issues, and water pollution in population centers was a serious medium for disease transmission from untreated human waste.
Such simple treatment for environmental pollution on a wider scale might have had greater merit in earlier centuries when physical survival was often the highest imperative, human population and densities were lower, technologies were simpler and their byproducts more benign.
www.bloomingidiot.com /encyclopedia/Pollution   (3158 words)

 Encyclopedia :: encyclopedia : Water pollution   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Groundwater pollution is more difficult to clean up than surface pollution because groundwater can move hundreds of miles through unseen aquifers.
Porous, fine-grained aquifers such as sands and sandstones naturally purify water of bacteria by simple filtration (adsorption and absorption), dilution, and, to a lesser extent, chemical reactions and biological activity.
The causes of water pollution can be divided into two groups: anthropogenic sources of pollution are those due to human choices, and natural sources are those resulting from forces intrinsic to the environment.
www.hallencyclopedia.com /Water_pollution   (828 words)

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Even relatively benign products of human activity are liable to be regarded as pollution, if they precipitate negative effects later on.
The nitrogen oxides and ozone produced by industry are often referred to as pollution, for example, although the substances themselves are not harmful.
Pollutants are thought to play a part in a variety of maladies, including: cancer, lupus, immune diseasess, allergies, asthma.
wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/p/po/pollution.html   (589 words)

 Pollution Prevention | US EPA
Pollution prevention (P2) is reducing or eliminating waste at the source by modifying production processes, promoting the use of non-toxic or less-toxic substances, implementing conservation techniques, and re-using materials rather than putting them into the waste stream.
Since Pollution Prevention is a key policy in national environmental protection activities, a number of Partnership Programs and other EPA initiatives utilize this approach in their work.
This Grants Program will result in one cooperative agreement to support pollution prevention/source reduction and/or resource conservation in the procurement of electronic products, through the development of new environmental standards for electronic products.
www.epa.gov /opptintr/p2home   (279 words)

 Pollution Online: Digital Marketplace for the pollution prevention industry
Pollution Online is the premier sourcing site for environmental professionals dealing with all aspects of pollution.
From pollution control equipment to the latest news on EHS and EPA regulations, Pollution Online can provide information on gas detection, emissions, dust control, particulate monitors, thermal or catalytic oxidizers, pollution control, VOC, H
If you are looking for the latest industry news, or just a specific pollution solution, Pollution Online can help.
www.pollutiononline.com   (249 words)

 BBC NEWS | Science/Nature | Pollution 'reducing rice harvest'
These layers of air pollution, which contain soot and other fine particles, are primarily created from burning fossil fuels and other organic matter.
On Monday, the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), the global network of research centres devoted to farming in developing countries, warned of an urgent need to develop new strains of staple crops, including rice, which are tailored to the changed conditions of the future.
Dr Shukla, deputy director general of Icar, told the BBC that global warming and air pollution could not be limited to a specific country and would have a global impact.
news.bbc.co.uk /2/hi/science/nature/6206766.stm   (641 words)

 pollution   (Site not responding. Last check: )
pollution is one of the topics in focus at Global Oneness.
In the early modern period, some people in Western European nations began conceiving of the idea that economies could "grow", that is, produce a greater economic surplus which could be expended on something other than religious or governmental projects (such as war).
One of the hallmarks of China's socialist economy was its promise of employment to all able and willing to work and job-security with virtually lifelong tenure.
www.experiencefestival.com /pollution   (1050 words)

 MedlinePlus: Air Pollution
Air pollution is a mixture of solid particles and gases in the air.
Ozone, a gas, is a major part of air pollution in cities.
Air pollution isn't just outside – the air inside buildings can also be polluted and affect your health.
www.nlm.nih.gov /medlineplus/airpollution.html   (422 words)

 International Dark-Sky Association (IDA)
Listen to IDA Senior Technical Advisor Pete Strasser talk about light pollution problems and solutions on National Public Radio's "Lights Out" segment of Here and Now with host Robin Young.
The Republic of Slovenia Passes First Light Pollution Law
Read an article on IDA and dark skies in The New Yorker magazine, August 20th issue -- "The Dark Side: Making War on Light Pollution," by David Owen.
www.darksky.org   (451 words)

 Air Pollution
A great deal of research on pollution is being conducted at laboratories and universities.
Two places where this type of work is being done are LBNL and the University of California, Berkeley.
Let's take a closer look at the various types of air pollution, the effects that they have on people, and what is being (or not being) done to correct the problem.
www.lbl.gov /Education/ELSI/pollution-main.html   (137 words)

 Information Pollution (Jakob Nielsen's Alertbox)
Information pollution is a worldwide scourge that afflicts not just travelers but everyone.
An out-of-control legal system has made a joke of the entire warnings concept; products are now less safe because nobody bothers to read warnings anymore.
In information foraging terms, information pollution is like packing the forest with cardboard rabbits: frustrated wolves are bound to hunt elsewhere.
www.useit.com /alertbox/20030811.html   (602 words)

 Scorecard Home
Get an in-depth pollution report for your county, covering air, water, chemicals, and more.
But the EPA recently proposed to limit the information that companies are required to disclose about the hazardous chemicals they release into our environment.
There is no justification for weakening this successful program, other than to please corporate polluters, who view public disclosure as a costly nuisance.
www.scorecard.org   (306 words)

 The Environment Directory - Pollution
DOE Pollution Prevention Information Clearinghouse (EPIC) was developed by the DOE Office of Energy Research to provide information on pollution prevention-related topics such as laws, regulations, project summaries, training, workshops, databases, guidance documents, and links to other sources of information.
National Pollution Prevention Center for Higher Education develops and disseminates college-level curriculum materials (bibliographies, articles, student assignments, etc.) on business, engineering, and interdisciplinary topics; the only cost is for photocopying and mailing!
ORNL Environmental Analysis and Assessment Section - The Environmental Analysis and Assessment Section of Oak Ridge National Laboratory performs analyses and assessments related to NEPA compliance, risk assessments and safety analysis, emergency preparedness and response, environmental restoration, and radioactive waste management.
www.webdirectory.com /Pollution   (632 words)

 Noise Pollution Clearinghouse, quieting noise pollution
The Noise Pollution Clearinghouse is a national non-profit organization with extensive online noise related resources.
The mission of the Noise Pollution Clearinghouse is to create more civil cities and more natural rural and wilderness areas by reducing noise pollution at the source.
If you would like to share your experiences with noise, follow this link to his website, noisestories.com, for more information.
www.nonoise.org   (171 words)

 Fluoride Pollution: An Overview
Fluoride Pollution in Polk County Florida excerpt from Terracide: America's Destruction of Her Living Environment 1970
Canadian polluters increased chemical releases by 20% from 1995 to 2001 Canada News Wire June 19, 2003
Phoenix pollution tests in doubt because of rain The Arizona Republic June 20, 2003
www.fluoridealert.org /f-pollution.htm   (3726 words)

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