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Essential Science: Cleaning chemicals linked to lung cancer

The association between household cleaning chemicals and respiratory problems has been raised over the past decade. A new study from the University of Bergen in Norway raises concerns about the longer-term impact.

Top ten asthma triggers in the home

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America have put forward the top ten triggers for asthma in the home. The information is useful for asthma sufferers or their carers for minimizing the impact.

New clues about kid's disease enterovirus D68

Scientists have mapped that genome of enterovirus D68, taken from patients treated at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. The virus is currently causing a series of infections in the U.S., causing severe respiratory illness in children.

WHO on high alert after SARS-like illness claims first victim

One man is dead and another is in critical condition with a new coronavirus, similar to SARS. The victims are believed to have contracted the respiratory virus in the Middle East.

Toxic spill at Texas BP plant caused respiratory problems

Texas City - The toxic spill at a Texas BP plant may have caused people to develop respiratory problems. A class action suit is being filed by the residents in the town.

Study: Office printers can be as dangerous as cigarettes

The supposedly benign laser printer emits dangerous particles into the air, an Australian study discovered. Watch out, office workers — new toners can be as harmful to your health as cigarette smoke.

Experimental artificial lung saves baby

Experimental respiratory procedure called ECMO in Winnipeg

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