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Scented Rooms, Products? Many Health-Conscious Americans Say 'No Thanks'

Posted 2 Nov 2016 by Drugs.com

WEDNESDAY, Nov. 2, 2016 – Lavender, lemon or lilac: Whatever the artificial aroma, more Americans are avoiding scented spaces and products, a new survey shows. Fragranced products such as soaps, candles and air fresheners cause more than one-third of U.S. adults to suffer ill health effects, including headaches, dizziness and breathing difficulties, researchers said. Surveying a nationally representative group of more than 1,100 Americans, the research team also found that more than 20 percent of people quickly leave a business place if they smell air fresheners or other scented products. Led by Anne Steinemann, a professor of civil engineering at the University of Melbourne in Australia, the research is believed to be the first to examine many aspects of exposure to fragranced products and their effects in the United States. "What I found was that half the reports of adverse health ... Read more

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Clean Pools Can Still Pose Health Hazards

Posted 2 Jun 2016 by Drugs.com

THURSDAY, June 2, 2016 – Nothing seems better on a hot day than hopping into a cool swimming pool. But, new research might prompt you to shower first and make sure your kids don't pee in the water. Researchers from the University of South Carolina report that the disinfectants used to keep pools clean can create dangerous disinfection byproducts (DBPs) when combined with sweat, personal care products and urine. Some of these byproducts have caused genetic damage to cells in laboratory tests, while other reports have found higher rates of bladder cancer and respiratory issues in people who are around pools regularly, the researchers said. And though the study findings held true for public pools, private pools and hot tubs, the researchers flagged indoor pools and hot tubs as a top concern, too. "I never had my kids on a swim team in an indoor pool, swimming every day. I would make that ... Read more

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'Green' Public Housing May Help Families Breathe Easier

Posted 20 Oct 2015 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 20, 2015 – Low-income families living in "green" public housing may have fewer problems with asthma and other respiratory conditions, a new study finds. Researchers found that children living in Boston's newer, greener public housing had fewer asthma attacks, hospital visits and missed school days, compared with their peers in standard public housing. Adults, meanwhile, were less likely to report symptoms consistent with a condition called "sick building syndrome" – which include dizziness, headaches, nausea and eye irritation. The research, reported in the American Journal of Public Health, did not find a cause-and-effect link that proves green housing improves people's respiratory health. But it makes sense that it would, said lead researcher Meryl Colton, who was at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health in Boston when the study was conducted. It's known that ... Read more

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City Grime Releases Pollutant When Exposed to Sunlight: Study

Posted 17 Aug 2015 by Drugs.com

MONDAY, Aug. 17, 2015 – Sunlight causes grime on city buildings, statues and other outdoor surfaces to release chemicals that create smog, according to a new study. City grime is a mixture of thousands of chemicals – including nitrogen oxides – emitted into the air by vehicles, factories and other sources. It had been believed that nitrogen oxides become inactive when they are trapped in grime on city surfaces. Field studies conducted in Toronto and Leipzig, Germany, revealed that sunlight releases nitrogen oxides from grime. When in the air, nitrogen oxides can combine with other pollutants called volatile organic compounds to create ozone, which is the main component of smog. The study finding is to be presented Monday at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society in Boston. "The current understanding of urban air pollution does not include the recycling of nitrogen oxides ... Read more

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Smog Threatens Visitors to U.S. National Parks: Report

Posted 31 Jul 2015 by Drugs.com

FRIDAY, July 31, 2015 – Air pollution afflicts many national parks across the United States, a new study suggests. Air quality in some of the parks is as bad or worse than in some major cities because of pollution from sources such as coal-fired power stations, the National Parks Conservation Association says in a new report. "Our parks remain under threat from air pollution, harming visitors' health, reducing visibility, and driving the impacts of climate change," said Ulla Reeves, manager of the association's Clean Air Campaign. Researchers examined 48 national parks with the greatest Clean Air Act protections. They discovered that 75 percent of them sometimes have "moderate" or worse ozone pollution, according to the Environmental Protection Agency's Air Quality Index. These levels are dangerous for sensitive groups, such as children with asthma. Four parks – Joshua Tree, Sequoia, ... Read more

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FDA Approves Tris Pharma's New Drug Application for Karbinal ER

Posted 3 Apr 2013 by Drugs.com

MONMOUTH JUNCTION, N.J., April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ – Tris Pharma, a specialty pharmaceutical company focused on developing innovative drug delivery technologies, today announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved its New Drug Application (NDA) for Karbinal ER (carbinoxamine maleate) Extended-release Oral Suspension 4mg/5mL, the first sustained-release histamine receptor blocking agent indicated for the treatment of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis in children ages 2 and up. "Karbinal ER is dosed only once every 12 hours, making it an attractive treatment option for the millions of allergy sufferers who don't respond to second-generation antihistamines and aren't satisfied with the cumbersome dosing schedules associated with the first-generation antihistamines," said Ketan Mehta, founder, President, and CEO of Tris Pharma. "The approval of Karbinal ER ... Read more

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MEDA Announces Dymista Approved by the FDA

Posted 2 May 2012 by Drugs.com

Göteborg, Sweden--(BUSINESS WIRE)--May 2, 2012 – The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Dymista, a new patented product for treatment of seasonal allergic rhinitis (SAR). In several clinical studies, Dymista has consistently showed a rapid and more complete symptom relief than standard treatment. "Allergic rhinitis is an increasing problem. Many patients have severe symptoms that cause inability to work and live a normal life. Dymista can offer an effective treatment for patients suffering from these symptoms”, said Anders Lönner, CEO of Meda AB. “The approval of Dymista represents an important achievement for Meda's clinical development groups in the US and Europe. Meda's franchise in the allergy area is strengthened and gives opportunities for the company to grow and establish collaborations in the field. Dymista will be available in the US during the second half of ... Read more

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Meda Receives FDA Approval of New Astepro (azelastine HCl) Nasal Spray 0.15%, the First and Only Once-Daily Nasal Antihistamine

Posted 2 Dec 2009 by Drugs.com

SOMERSET, N.J., Sept. 2 /PRNewswire/ – Meda Pharmaceuticals Inc. today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Astepro (azelastine HCl) Nasal Spray 0.15%, for the treatment of the symptoms of seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis (SAR and PAR). New Astepro Nasal Spray 0.15% is the first nasal antihistamine to offer convenient once-daily dosing for patients who suffer from seasonal allergies. Astepro Nasal Spray 0.15% relieves rhinitis symptoms, including nasal congestion, without an added decongestant such as pseudoephedrine and is formulated with azelastine, a leading nasal antihistamine in the treatment of seasonal rhinitis in the U.S. The product will be available in pharmacies in early October. Approximately 40 million people in the U.S. suffer from seasonal and perennial allergic rhinitis. Seasonal allergic rhinitis occurs during a specific season, ... Read more

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