Category Archives: USA

Even in small doses, air pollution harms older Americans

Even a little exposure to the fine particles of air pollution can translate into higher hospitalization rates for a number of common conditions among older Americans, a new study suggests. “The study shows that the health dangers and economic impacts … Continue reading

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Impact of air pollution on health may be far worse than thought, study suggests

Results chime with earlier review indicating almost every cell in the body may be affected by dirty air The number of health problems linked to air pollution could be far higher than previously thought, according to research suggesting hospital admissions … Continue reading

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Air quality has worsened since 2016, associated with more premature deaths in U.S.

In the United States, annual average levels of fine particulate matter—PM2.5, a measure of solid particles and liquid droplets that are 2.5 micrometers or smaller found in the air—declined 24 percent from 2009 to 2016, then increased 5 percent between … Continue reading

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Tens of thousands of deaths linked to weak US air pollution rules – study

Researchers linked nine causes of death with a certain type pollution when reviewing medical records of deceased veterans US air pollution rules could be hugely insufficient in preventing deaths, experts are concluding from a new study of the likely causes … Continue reading

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Pollutionwatch: how LA beat the ‘blight on the land of sunshine’

Decades before a Greenpeace warning on smog in Asia, LA found a novel way to tackle the problemMany Asian cities are facing new air pollution challenges and are struggling to stem smog emergencies. According to a recent study by Greenpeace, … Continue reading

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More than half a million Americans exposed to toxic air pollution face cancer risks above EPA guidelines

Neighbors used to barely notice the drab, low-slung industrial building across the river from downtown. The corporate name on the sign out front had changed a few times over the years. Truck traffic in and out of the loading docks … Continue reading

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Air Quality Advisory declared for Northeast Ohio

The Northeast Ohio Areawide Coordinating Agency declared an Air Quality Advisory for Northeast Ohio. The advisory for ground-level ozone is in effect throughout the entire day on Monday. Ashtabula, Cuyahoga, Geauga, Lake, Lorain, Medina, Portage and Summit Counties are affected … Continue reading

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Air quality plummets as wildfire smoke hits Alaska’s most populous cities

Smoke and soot from central Alaska wildfires have afflicted the subarctic city of Fairbanks with some of the world’s worst air pollution in recent days, forcing many residents indoors and prompting one hospital to set up a “clean air shelter.” … Continue reading

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