NPR: More than 137 million Americans live in areas with poor air quality, American Lung Association finds
Global Wellness Institute: Air Pollution and Your Declining Health
NIH: Air Pollution & Diabetes
ScienceAdvances: Cleaning Products Can Negatively Impact Your Health
Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America on Pet Allergies
Vox: Gas stoves can generate unsafe levels of indoor air pollution
CDC full list of asthma and allergy rates in USA
Architectural Digest: Unhealthy Off-Gasses in the Home
The CDC on how to get air quality information where you live.
The CDC: “Who is most affected by poor air quality?”
The EPA on an introduction to indoor air quality.
The CPSC: “A Guide to Indoor Air Quality.”
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: “What is indoor air quality?”
The EPA on what a HEPA filter is and what the MERV rating system identifies.
How HEPA filters capture airborne viruses.
The EPA: “What is a MERV rating?”
Research Study: Bottled water contains plastic linked to cancer
Science Direct: Harmful Forever Chemicals in the Water Supply
The Lancet Neurology on on neurotoxicants in water supply and effects on children and pregnant women
Updated Map of Forever Chemicals Found in US Drinking Water Supply
PFAs Project Lab: Forever Chemicals Research and Findings
Frontiers in Chemistry: Synthetic Polymer Contamination in Bottled Water
Clean Water Action: Bottled Water: The Human Health Consequences of Drinking from Plastic
NCBI: Water Distribution System Deficiencies and Gastrointestinal Illness
USGS: Volatile Organic Compounds in the Nation’s Drinking-Water Supply Wells—What Findings May Mean to Human Health
CDC on Community Water Treatment
CDC: Choosing home water filters
Scientific American: Forever Chemicals Are Widespread in U.S. Drinking Water
NOVA: Toxic synthetic ‘forever chemicals’ are in our water and on our plates
The Guardian: EPA considers placing limits on ‘forever chemicals’ in drinking water
Forbes Magazine on ‘Forever Chemicals” in the Water Supply
Environmental Working Group on Forever Chemicals
Nitrates in Water May Lower Birth Weight
The Water Quality Association details PFAs
The EPA on basic information about PFAs
The EPA: “Reducing PFA’s in Drinking Water with Treatment Technologies”
The EPA: a synopsis on the research and management of PFAs
The ATSDR: frequently asked questions about PFAs
National Testing Laboratories provides testing kits that allow you to ensure you have safe drinking water.
The Washington Post: the Problem with “Forever Chemicals”
Los Angeles Times on contamination of California’s Water Supply
CBC News: “Coca-Cola pulls Dasani launch in Europe.”
Conserve Energy Future: 25 reasons why plastic water bottles should be banned immediately.
BestLife: The 25 U.S cities with the worst drinking water
The Orange County Register: “Forever chemicals in Orange County drinking water to force widespread well closures.”
Patch on the cancer-linked contaminants found in Orange Counties drinking water
EPA Drinking Water Treatability Database
Science Focus on the Importance of Sleep
NCBI: Why Sleep Matters—The Economic Costs of Insufficient Sleep
National Acadamies Press: Sleep Disorders and Sleep Deprivation
ATS Journals: Air Pollution, Asthma, and Sleep Apnea: New Epidemiological Links?
National Sleep Foundation: Understanding Circadian Rhythms
Nobel Prize for Study of Circadian Light
Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorders: Cleveland Clinic Article
PLOS Biology: “Light, Sleep, and Circadian Rhythms: Together Again”
Behavioral Sleep Medicine: Increased Light Exposure Consolidates Sleep and Strengthens Circadian Rhythm in Severe Alzheimers Disease Patients
Circadian-Effective Lighting Found to Reduce Falls in Seniors by 43%
NRDC: Wildfires Can Spark Widespread Contamination of Public Water Supplies
National Geographic: Wildfire Smoke May Increase Risk of Covid-19
CDC on Wildfire Smoke and Human Health
San Francisco Chronicle: Health Risks of California Wildfire Smoke
EPA’s “Review of Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter” Including Wildfire Smoke
Science Direct: Air pollution is associated with depressive symptoms in elderly women with cognitive impairment
Science Direct: The mediating role of lung function on air pollution-induced cardiopulmonary mortality in elderly women: The SALIA cohort study with 22-year mortality follow-up
Science Direct: Air pollution and self-perceived stress and mood: A one-year panel study of healthy elderly persons
Harvard: Nationwide study of U.S. seniors strengthens link between air pollution and premature death
Science Direct: Ambient air pollution and hospitalization for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: Benefits from Three-Year Action Plan
NCBI: Adverse effects of outdoor pollution in the elderly
Annual Reviews: Ambient Air Pollution, Noise, and Late-Life Cognitive Decline and Dementia Risk
Quartz: Legal levels of air pollution are killing the elderly
Science Direct: Long-term exposure to ambient air pollution, APOE-ε4 status, and cognitive decline in a cohort of older adults in northern Manhattan
Science Direct: The emerging risk of exposure to air pollution on cognitive decline and Alzheimer’s disease
Brief diesel exhaust exposure acutely impairs functional brain connectivity in humans: a randomized controlled crossover study
The CDC explains particle pollution
National Geographic: Air pollution linked to bipolar disorder, depression
The New Yorker: “The Hidden Pollution In Our Homes.”
Curbed: “Can the right home make you live longer?”
The CDC on the EPA’s six criteria air pollutants.
TD Environmental Services: “Atmospheric Pollutants, their Sources, and Concentration Ranges to Expect.”
The American Lung Association: “Air Pollutants and Health.”
On Health: “What’s Causing Your Indoor Air Pollution?”
Air Quality Life Index on How Global Air Pollution Cuts Life Expectancy
The Washington Post on how Americans dump the equivalent of 100 plastic bottles into nature each year.
EWG: Drinking Water and Children’s Health
Environmental Health Perspectives Study on the “Wheeze” in children’s asthma from air pollution
Journal of Exposure Science & Environmental Epidemiology: Study on Kids with Asthma and PM2.5 in the air
Science Direct: Polluted air and risk of childhood obesity
The New York Times on the toxic compound that can cause fetal brain damage.
Science Direct: Is smaller worse? New insights about associations of PM1 and respiratory health in children and adolescents
Translation Pediatrics: The effect of air pollution on children’s sleep
Environ: Prenatal particulate air pollution exposure and sleep disruption in preschoolers: windows of susceptibility
EPA: Indoor Air and Covid-19
Science News on Covid’s Potential Airborne Increase
Smithsonian Magazine: “Air Pollution May Make Covid-19 Symptoms Worse.”
Wired on the polluted “Sacrifice Zones” as areas with higher number of Coronavirus deaths.
MedRxiv on the correlation between exposure to air pollution and COVID-19 mortality.
BBC: “How Air Pollution Exacerbates COVID-19.”
Harvard T.H. Chan: “Air Pollution Linked with Higher COVID-19 Death Rates.”
The National Academies of Sciences: “Rapid Expert Consultation on the Possibility of Bioaerosol Spread of SARS-CoV-2 for the COVID-19 Pandemic”
The EPA catalogs information on health hazards that can impact our health in our everyday lives.
The EPA creates links for “My Environment” which includes air, water, energy, etc.
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