Heart Health

Montana’s Wildfire Smoke Affects Climate and Health

BY ON March 11, 2019
When the smoke from the Rice Ridge Fire cleared two years ago, a team of researchers from University of Montana began tracking the lung health of local residents. Until recently, there had been no research on the effects of wildfire smoke on the general population. The results of the...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Asthma, Children's Health, Climate Change, Heart Health, Heat and Extreme Weather, Montana, Pollution

Health Experts Warn of Dire Impacts of Climate Change

BY ON December 7, 2018
Climate change threatens the health of Americans and is having major impacts now, according to a recent report from the Lancet, one of the world’s leading medical journals. The annual report, called the Lancet Countdown, is a collaboration of researchers from 27 leading academic institutions,...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Carbon Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Coal, EPA, Heart Health, Heat and Extreme Weather, Politics, Pollution, Science

What Happens in Your Body When You Breathe Dirty Air?

BY ON August 2, 2017
We often talk about how air pollution harms our health—and how it especially hurts small children; they take more breaths, and their little hearts beat faster. But we didn’t exactly understand HOW the pollution harms us. What actually happens in our bodies? So we produced this...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Asthma, Cancer, Carbon Pollution, Children's Health, Environment, EPA, Heart Health, Ozone, Pollution, Pregnancy, Soot

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