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    Clean Air Raises Kids With Stronger Lungs

    A two-decade study that looked at 2,000 kids in 5 cities in Southern California was recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Its results remind us once again of the importance of clean air. After all, air is now the world’s biggest environmental health risk with 7 million deaths per year. The researchers found the relationship between the decline of air pollution in the region since the early 1990s and the “statistically and clinically significant improvements” in children’s lung function and growth. In fact, the number of school-age kids with “abnormally low lung faction” dropped by more than half between the 1994-1998 group (7.9% with abnormally low lung function) and the most recent…

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    How Often Should I Change My Refrigerator Water Filter?

    If your refrigerator dispenses water, chances are it uses a water filter. And if it’s been a long time since you’ve replaced it, the inside of it may be clogged with some of the gunk. Changing your refrigerator water filter is the kind of routine maintenance that can be easily be ignored, but just like the oil in your car, it’s important to keep a regular schedule. Most manufacturer guidelines recommend that you replace your water filters every six months. Of course, these guidelines are just for broad situations – rather than your specific situation. If your family uses a heavier than average amount of water, your filter could expire…

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    Pregnancy and Asthma. What’s the solution?

    Air pollution poses serious health risks to pregnant women and their babies. Pollution particles in the air, chemicals, gases and other air contaminants can affect birth weight and cause other health problems for mothers and babies. Don’t panic. Most (though not all) of the airborne contaminants associated with air purifier can be controlled in the indoor environment by using a high-quality air purifier. Particle air pollution, paint fumes and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and other forms of pollutants can be controlled indoors through the use of a reliable air purifier. Pregnant women and new mothers who live in areas with high levels of air pollution, for example,  near a freeway…

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    Moms-to-be, be aware of air pollution

    When you’re pregnant, there are many things you’ll pay extra caution. The food you eat or the quality of your sleep. However, there’s something important but is also inconspicuous that many pregnant women may well neglect. That’s the quality of the air you breathe for you and your baby. Air quality is important for us, and it’s particularly critical for those who are pregnant. Studies done by School of Public Health in Columbia University, New York, have shown that kids who are exposed to the highest levels of air pollution before birth have a greater risk of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) symptoms than their less exposed peers. Those harmful…