Air in these U.S. cities is "worse than a pack of cigarettes a day"
Baltimore, Saint Paul, and others offer serious risk
Alex Reid here with your Monday roundup.
If you live in a large city, you're going to want to pay CLOSE attention.
New research from the University of Washington shows that the air in certain cities can accelerate lung cancer...
To the same degree as smoking "a pack of cigarettes a day."
“We were surprised to see how strong air pollution’s impact was on the progression of emphysema on lung scans, in the same league as the effects of cigarette smoking, which is by far the best-known cause of emphysema,” said Dr. Joel Kaufman, UW professor of environmental and occupational health sciences and epidemiology in the School of Public Health.
The cities in questions?
Chicago; Winston-Salem, North Carolina; Baltimore; Los Angeles; St. Paul, Minnesota; and New York.
Now, of course, these were just the ones chosen for research...
So if you live in a similarly large city with any kind of large manufacturing or industrial presence, you're going to want to seriously consider following this research...
And maybe moving elsewhere.
Get the full story from the University of Washington right here.
In other health news, the beneficial effects of psilocybin, or "magic mushrooms," are an ongoing hot topic.
Many study participants who took the psychedelic plant reported "positive changes in attitudes about life, self, social behavior, mood, and spirituality at a 4 months follow-up assessment."
One American city has already legalized psilocybin...
Denver. And major universities like Johns Hopkins are pursuing this research as well.
Get that full story right here.
And finally, sugar is once again wreaking havoc on our health.
A new study on the dangerous C. diff bacteria shows that it thrives in the bodies of people who eat a high-sugar diet.
Of course, the silver lining is that lowering your sugar intake will help protect you against dangerous bacteria.
The details on that study are right here.
To your health,
President, Clear Health Now