Air Pollution Causes 7 Million Deaths Per Year Says WHO. So how can omega-3 help?
Lead’s effects on childhood IQ, ADHD, and conduct problems as well as physical health have been of concern for decades. We now know a great deal about how lead affects the brain, including disruption of signaling in the prefrontal cortex and striatum.
Smoking is the primary cause of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease in the US, accounting for 80-90% of all cases. For the remaining 10-20%, it is believed exposure to air pollution, secondhand smoke and genetic factors are involved. But in a new study published in The BMJ, researchers suggest an unhealthy diet could be a contributing factor.
Mercury levels in Hawaiian Yellowfin tuna – known as ahi on the plate – are on the rise, scientists report February 2 in Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.
A link between autism and air pollution exposure during pregnancy has been suggested by scientists.
Researchers claim that nearly 60% of autism risk is genetic, with the implicated variant genes being common among the general population. They publish the results of their research in the journal Nature Genetics.
Pregnant women who lived in close proximity to fields and farms where chemical pesticides were applied experienced a two-thirds increased risk of having a child with autism spectrum disorder or other developmental delay
Pregnant women exposed to high levels of air pollution are twice as likely to have a child with autism compared to women exposed to low levels, scientists from Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) reported in Environmental Health Perspectives (June 18th edition)
From the 'Celebration of DHA' Press Conference, Wednesday 26th May 2010, at The Royal Society of Medicine
Women who eat fish during pregnancy have brighter children, according to a study.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Children of mothers who ate more fish and other seafood while pregnant are smarter and have better developmental skills than kids of women who ate less or none, researchers said on Thursday in findings they called surprising.
The benefits of eating fish outweigh any potential health risks from pollutants, a study has concluded.