Writing the report from January 2022 to January 2023 we wanted to write about the recent and very recent signicant articles and research. But there just wasn’t enough space. Therefore it seemed sensible to put them on the website.
Long-term Effects Of Carbon Monoxide Poisoning Are An Autoimmune Reaction – 2004
Every breath we take – RCP & RCPCH – 2016
Wood Smoke Linked to COPD and Asthma – 2016
Increased risk for hypothyroidism associated with carbon monoxide poisoning: a nationwide population-based cohort study – Nov. 2019
Pulse oximetry gives artificially high readings in presence of carboxyhaemoglobin – May 2021
Beth Cheshire’s research
Presented October 2021 see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ou3K7K2mJmo
These results indicate a high prevalence of low-level CO within older adult homes in Coventry. However, the CO levels did not exceed those currently recommended to be safe by the WHO in any home.
Although there were short term improvements, the longer-term impact of the first exposure and the overall total exposure (over both monitoring points) were examined, negative CO-related effects were present at 7 months in certain areas of cognitive functioning including cognitive flexibility and inhibition (the ability to adapt and respond to different task rules and inhibit previous ones
Cancer breakthrough is a ‘wake-up’ call on danger of air pollution – September 2022
Scientists uncover link between car fumes and lung cancer that helps explain why so many non-smokers develop disease
Link between air pollution and irregular heart rhythms identified – September 2022
08.12.22 Wrote to couple in our village who’d had a CO scare and sent an article linking pollution with heart trouble as one of them had suffered from heart trouble. Response was that the heart problem seemed to improve when the CO stopped – interesting.
Gas stoves leaking benzene even when gas stoves are turned off – October 2022 https://www.nbcnews.com/health/health-news/gas-stoves-leak-benzene-chemicals-linked-cancer-rcna52948 Hadn’t heard this but did know that there is no safe level of benzene
Indoor Air Quality – November 2022
Air Quality Expert Group to the Dept for Environment, Food & Rural affairs, Scottish Government, Welsh Government and Dept of Agriculture Environment & Rural affairs in N. Ireland on indoor air quality in the UK
All About Air Pollution Increasing The Risk Of Heart Diseases – December 2022
Government senior health advisor demands UK action on indoor air pollution – December 2022
Chief medical officer (Prof. Chris Witty) report says better indoor air quality and work to introduce ‘adequate ventilation’ should be made a public health priority. The government also cited the response of Dr Sarah Clarke, president of the Royal College of Physicians (RCP), to the report.
Dr Clarke said she welcomed the publication of the chief medical officer’s findings that served to highlight some of the messages of the RCP’s own work to raise awareness about the impacts of poor air quality. This included the findings of its own ‘Every Breath We Take’ report that was published in partnership with the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health in 2016. She said: “We estimated then that around 40,000 deaths were attributable to outdoor air pollution, and since then a coroner found it to be a cause of death for the first time, that of 9-year-old Ella Adoo Kissi Debrah.’’ The CMO’s report is an important contribution that makes clear why we must be proactive and ambitious in our efforts to improve both outdoor and indoor air quality for everyone.”
One in eight cases of asthma in US kids caused by gas stove pollution – January 2023