Nuaire Air pollution in the UK claims an estimated 40,000 lives each year Today increased road traffic accounts for up to 65% of environmental pollution. Petrol and diesel engines produce harmful gases and particulates. Notably nitrogen oxides or NOx particular matter and VOCs When these pollutants react together they create secondary pollutants such as ozone […]
(inspiring music) – Right before I started my MP on the effects of air filtration on asthmatic children, which is something near and dear to my heart, and I was able to get on that project. Dr. Jim Zhang was my advisor. He helped bring me onto this project which involved many different researchers, so […]
“It’s alright bubba, it’s alright… …I’m just getting you breathing.” “It’s ok buddy.” We have watched him go down in front of emergency doctors at the hospital and deteriorate. He has gone to the point where they said to me the only option left is to put breathing tubes down. And they actually asked me […]
You’ve probably heard plants can improve your air quality. Just about every paper on the subject, [and I mean literally all of them,] are based on a 1989 NASA study and a follow up by the lead scientist. The scientists collected plants and put them in chambers, then pumped in harmful chemicals like these: After […]
[MUSIC PLAYING] DR. ROSS: Hi I am Duane Ross, I am the Medical Director of Government Programs here in Albuquerque, New Mexico. NARRATOR: The topic For May is asthma. Dr. Ross, what is asthma? DR. ROSS: Asthma is a chronic lung disease characterized by inflammation of the airways. This inflammation causes the airways to narrow, […]
asthma is the most common chronic disease in children and the prevalence is increasing around the world despite this most research dollars are spent on adult chronic diseases one might ask whether this is because our politicians and senior administrators feel themselves to be more likely to suffer from the latter and ignore allergic diseases […]
Families living in highly polluted areas are more likely to have children with asthma. We also know that with air pollutants children inhale, can damage airways and cause asthma. What we do not know is if air pollutants can damage children prenatally, meaning before children are born and cause inborn predisposition to asthma.