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Global Air Pollution and Local Asthma

By Elizabeth Muller By many measures, air pollution is the greatest environmental catastrophe in the world today –killing an estimated 3 million people worldwide every year. That’s more people than malaria, AIDS, diabetes or tuberculosis. Even in the United States, the EPA calculates that air pollution kills an estimated 75,000 people every year – that’s […]

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“Rigor” Mortis: Post Mortem on an Airborne Allergy Article

By Jessica Martin, PhD The Conversation is a publication touting articles that have “academic rigor” and “journalistic flair.” As far as I can tell, the most recent article – “The myth of flying peanuts: not so deadly after all” by Tim Spector, Professor of Genetic Epidemiology at King’s College, London – is long on flair […]

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