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  • COPD: Watch the Air Quality Index

    COPD: Watch the Air Quality Index Clean air is easier to breathe, especially if you have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Poor-quality air can cause symptoms such as coughing and shortne...

  • Occupational Lung Diseases

    Occupational Lung Diseases What are occupational lung diseases? Repeated and long-term exposure to certain irritants on the job can lead to an array of lung diseases that may have lasting effects, ev...

  • Should You Use an Air Filter?

    Should You Use an Air Filter? Air-filter units can help reduce allergens in your house, according to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunol...

  • Indoor Air Can Cause Health Problems

    Indoor Air Can Cause Health Problems Are you worried about the air you breathe? Don't assume you're safe just because you're inside. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says that the air within...

  • Accomplishments of Environmental Medicine

    Accomplishments of Environmental Medicine Since its establishment in 1966, the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences has sponsored successful programs to: Describe 11 important categori...

  • Epidemiology

    Epidemiology What is epidemiology? Epidemiology is the study of the occurrence of disease in people, and the application of that information to the control of health problems. Epidemiological studies...

  • What Are the Health Effects of Air Pollution?

    What Are the Health Effects of Air Pollution? Air pollution is the black cloud belching from an industrial smokestack. It's the smog that settles over certain cities, dimming the skyline. It's the sm...