Category Archives: USA

List Shows 10 Most & Least Polluted States in the U.S.

According to new reports, not all states across the country fare the same when it comes to air quality. Over the years, numerous studies have shown that pollution hurts kids and adults in dangerous and insidious ways. And when it … Continue reading

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Researchers examine the effect of cumulative exposure to air pollutants with lung cancer diagnosis

Researchers from Vancouver, British Columbia examine the effect of duration of past exposure to air pollution with lung cancer diagnosis. In 2013, the International Agency of Research on Cancer classified outdoor air pollution and particulate matter of 2.5 micrograms/meter3 (PM … Continue reading

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Exposure to air pollutants released during wildfires has ill effects among children

New research linking air pollution data from federal monitors in the Sacramento area of California, including during significant fires, is showing ill effects of pollution exposure among children, a new University of California, Davis, study suggests. Blood samples show that … Continue reading

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Report: The West Is the Worst for Air Quality

Thanks to longer fire seasons and increasingly intense blazes, Western states are experiencing the nation’s worst air quality. Kylie Mohr describes the findings of a report from the American Lung Association that assesses air quality around the United States. “Its … Continue reading

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Alaska air pollution holds clues for other Arctic climates

In the pristine expanse of Alaska’s interior lies a dirty secret: some of the most polluted winter air in the United States can be found in and around Fairbanks The Fairbanks North Star Borough, which includes Alaska’s second largest city, … Continue reading

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Half of US adults were exposed to harmful lead levels as kids, study finds

Researcher calls findings ‘infuriating’ as team finds significant impact on cognitive development Over 170 million Americans who were adults in 2015 were exposed to harmful levels of lead as children, a new study estimates. Researchers used blood-lead level, census and … Continue reading

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Gas flares tied to premature deaths

Newly published research by Rice University environmental engineers suggests flaring of natural gas from oil and gas fields in the United States, primarily in North Dakota and Texas, contributed to dozens of premature deaths in 2019. Satellite observations and computer … Continue reading

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New study identifies link between household air pollution and child pneumonia

A new study published in The Lancet Global Health involving researchers from the University of Liverpool, provides greater understanding of the impact household air pollution can have on the development of child pneumonia. Streptococcus pneumoniae (the pneumococcus) is a major … Continue reading

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