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Fine particulate air pollution associated with increased risk of childhood autism

(University of Pittsburgh Schools of the Health Sciences 21 May 2015) Exposure to fine particulate air pollution during pregnancy through the first two years of the child’s life may be associated with an increased risk of a child developing autism spectrum disorder, a condition that affects one in 68 children, according to a University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health investigation of children in southwestern Pennsylvania. 15 more words

Air Pollution And Analysis

California ecig "regulation" hearing: a catalog of lies (part 1)

by Carl V Phillips

On April 8, the California Senate Health Committee held a hearing on an anti-ecig bill. This was an amazing job of cataloging the many anti-THR lies about e-cigarettes. 2,889 more words




Introduction:- The major source of air pollution are flue gases, emissions from refineries and factories etc.on one hand and 60% of air pollution are due to automobile exhaust emission in other hand. 240 more words

Diesel Engine

Dirty Old City

London is a very dirty city. The quality of the air that Londoners breathe is just as dirty as it was when the great smogs on the 1950s killed so many people, but the London air does not now reveal itself in visible smogs. 382 more words

Climate Change

Science Lesson: what are vapor, aerosol, particles, liquids, and such?

by Carl V Phillips

There is much confusion about states of matter as they relate to e-cigarette “vapor”. This post is intended to explain what you need to know about them. 1,598 more words

Science Lesson

Censors Take On China's Silent Spring Moment

Chinese censors took down a hugely popular documentary on China’s air pollution crisis this past weekend, according to reports by the Wall Street Journal and the… 1,083 more words


Tax on Diesel and the Unintended Risks of Target Chasing

The Labour party have admitted they made a mistake when in government to reduce tax on diesel vehicles to try to help reduce CO2 emissions. Back in 2001 vehicle excise duty rates were changed to make diesel more attractive. 79 more words