Exposure to urban air pollution weakens kid’s lungs

Your lungs continue to develop well after you are born usually until the age of 3 but maybe even into your late teens. This means that any exposure to harmful compounds (cigarette smoke, pollution, toxic fumes) could likely have profound impacts on the way your lungs grow. Alterations in the way your lungs grow could…

Air pollution kills millions of people each year

By now you have surely seen the pictures of the hazy pollution filled days in Beijing. The level of pollution there seems almost unbelievable but its not even the worst. At the time of writing this article, the real-time pollution index in a small town called Saint-Denis on the French controlled island of Réunion in…

There is no such thing as a safe cigarette.

Most people now know that cigarettes are the cause of many health problems, and if you don’t, news flash, cigarettes are bad! But what about the new craze, e-cigarettes? E-cigarettes are products that deliver aerosols containing nicotine by heating up a solution in order to vaporize it for inhalation. The compound that the nicotine is dissolved…