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4 in 10 Americans Still Breathe Dirty Air

Posted 19 Apr 2017 by

WEDNESDAY, April 19, 2017 – Air quality in the United States is improving overall, but not enough for the nearly 40 percent of Americans who live in counties with unhealthy levels of air pollution. That's the conclusion of the American Lung Association's annual report, which shows that 125 million Americans were exposed to high levels of either ozone or particle pollution in 2013-15. This puts ...

Smog Linked to Organ Rejection, Deaths in Lung Transplant Patients

Posted 29 Sep 2015 by

TUESDAY, Sept. 29, 2015 – Living near busy roads with high levels of air pollution raises lung transplant patients' risk of organ rejection and death, but some antibiotics lower that risk, a new study shows. Researchers examined data gathered from more than 5,700 lung transplant patients in 10 European countries between 1987 and 2013. The analysis revealed that patients who lived in areas where ...

3D 'Printout' Device Keeps Very Ill Babies Breathing

Posted 29 Apr 2015 by

WEDNESDAY, April 29, 2015 – An implant created with a 3D printer has saved the lives of three baby boys near death from a rare airway disease. University of Michigan researchers are calling the implant a "4D" device because they successfully engineered it to adapt to the children's growth over time. The boys – from 3 months to 16 months old – suffered from a condition called ...

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