Wildfire smoke exposure in early pregnancy affects infant monkey behavior

Journal Reference: John P. Capitanio, Laura A. Del Rosso, Nancy Gee, Bill L. Lasley. Adverse biobehavioral effects in infants resulting from pregnant rhesus macaques’ exposure to wildfire smoke. Nature Communications, 2022; 13 (1) DOI: 10.1038/s41467-022-29436-9 The findings show the importance of timing in effects of smoke exposure on pregnancy and suggest a teratogenic, or developmental … Read more

Older wildfire smoke plumes can affect climate

Journal Reference: Ryan Farley, Noah Bernays, Daniel A. Jaffe, Damien Ketcherside, Lu Hu, Shan Zhou, Sonya Collier, Qi Zhang. Persistent Influence of Wildfire Emissions in the Western United States and Characteristics of Aged Biomass Burning Organic Aerosols under Clean Air Conditions. Environmental Science & Technology, 2022; 56 (6): 3645 DOI: 10.1021/acs.est.1c07301 The research, published in … Read more

Smoke from major wildfires destroys the ozone layer

Journal Reference: Peter Bernath, Chris Boone, Jeff Crouse. Wildfire smoke destroys stratospheric ozone. Science, 2022; 375 (6586): 1292 DOI: 10.1126/science.abm5611 Atmospheric chemists from the University of Waterloo found that smoke from the Australian wildfires of 2019 and 2020 destroyed atmospheric ozone in the Southern Hemisphere for months. The ozone shield is a part of the … Read more

Chemical analysis reveals effects of wildfire smoke on grapes and wines

Journal Reference: Phillip Crews, Paul Dorenbach, Gabriella Amberchan, Ryan F. Keiffer, Itzel Lizama-Chamu, Travis C. Ruthenburg, Erin P. McCauley, Glenn McGourty. Natural Product Phenolic Diglycosides Created from Wildfires, Defining Their Impact on California and Oregon Grapes and Wines. Journal of Natural Products, 2022; DOI: 10.1021/acs.jnatprod.2c00028 A new study led by scientists at UC Santa Cruz … Read more

Chemical link between wildfire smoke and ozone depletion

Journal Reference: Susan Solomon et al. On the stratospheric chemistry of midlatitude wildfire smoke. PNAS, 2022 DOI: 10.1073/pnas.2117325119 Now, atmospheric chemists at MIT have found that the smoke from those fires set off chemical reactions in the stratosphere that contributed to the destruction of ozone, which shields the Earth from incoming ultraviolet radiation. The team’s … Read more

Low-income, rural kids at higher risk for second- or third-hand smoke exposure

Journal Reference: Lisa M Gatzke-Kopp, Michael T Willoughby, Siri M Warkentien, Thomas O’Connor, Douglas A Granger, Clancy Blair. Magnitude and Chronicity of Environmental Smoke Exposure Across Infancy and Early Childhood in a Sample of Low-Income Children. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 2018; DOI: 10.1093/ntr/nty228 As many as 15 percent of children tested had levels of cotinine, … Read more

Wildfire smoke may lead to less rain in the western US

Journal Reference: Cynthia H. Twohy, Darin W. Toohey, Ezra J. T. Levin, Paul J. DeMott, Bryan Rainwater, Lauren A. Garofalo, Matson A. Pothier, Delphine K. Farmer, Sonia M. Kreidenweis, Rudra P. Pokhrel, Shane M. Murphy, J. Michael Reeves, Kathryn A. Moore, Emily V. Fischer. Biomass Burning Smoke and Its Influence on Clouds Over the Western … Read more

Quirinale, black smoke in the fourth vote. Summit of the center-right, Casellati hypothesis. The center-left: ‘No to unilateral proposals’ – Politics

Quirinale black smoke in the fourth vote Summit of the

After the summit met last night in the Chamber, center-right sources indicate in the President of the Senate Elisabetta Casellati the name that will be indicated today for the fifth vote to elect the President of the Republic. ‘It is the most prestigious name’, says the president of Liguria Toti. ‘I had a mandate to … Read more

Parents less aware when their kids vape than when they smoke

The study, which tracked more than 23,000 participants aged 12 to 17 years old, found that parents or guardians were substantially less likely to report knowing or suspecting that their child had used tobacco if the child used only e-cigarettes, non-cigarette combustible products or smokeless tobacco, compared to smoking cigarettes or using multiple tobacco products. … Read more

Second-hand marijuana smoke exposure associated with respiratory infections in children

Journal Reference: Adam B. Johnson, George S. Wang, Karen Wilson, David M. Cline, Timothy E. Craven, Sarah Slaven, Vidya Raghavan, Rakesh D. Mistry. Association between secondhand marijuana smoke and respiratory infections in children. Pediatric Research, 2021; DOI: 10.1038/s41390-021-01641-0 Researchers from Wake Forest School of Medicine and Children’s Hospital Colorado, USA surveyed 1,491 parents and caregivers … Read more