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Nearly 120 million people in US exposed to unhealthy levels of soot and smog – report
American Lung Association’s study also found great disparity between coasts, with 10 of 11 most polluted counties in California The climate crisis has upended progress on improving air quality, with one in three Americans currently living in areas with harmful … Continue reading
Fine particle air pollution is Parkinson’s risk factor: US study
25% rise in disease risk noted in areas with greatest long-term PM2.5 exposure People living in areas with high levels of an air pollutant called fine particulate matter (PM2.5) — whose sources include power plants, motorized vehicles, and fires — … Continue reading
Gas stoves have given 650,000 U.S. children asthma, study finds
Gas stoves are responsible for 12.7% of U.S. childhood asthma cases, a new study in the peer-reviewed International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health has found. That proportion is much higher in states such as Illinois (21.1%), California (20.1%) … Continue reading
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
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
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
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
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