Tag Archives: American Lung Association (ALA)

Most air polluted places in the country 

Air pollution has been a problem since the industrial revolution hit America in the 1800s. The BBC reports that more than 5.5 million people worldwide die prematurely each year due to air pollution, so this really is nothing to take lightly. According to … Continue reading

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More than half US population lives amid dangerous air pollution, report warns 

American Lung Association’s ‘state of the air’ report finds 166 million Americans are living in unhealthy ozone or particle pollution with serious health risks More than half of the US population lives amid potentially dangerous air pollution, with national efforts … Continue reading

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The Terrifying Truth About Air Pollution and Dementia

“WE SHOULD GET out of here,” says air pollution chemist Eben Cross. At 7 a.m. on this cold November day the wind blows steadily through the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Cambridge campus, cutting through our thin jackets. But Cross isn’t … Continue reading

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Is city biking hazardous to your health?

People used to say that exercising in New York City was like smoking a pack of cigarettes. Luckily, conditions have vastly improved, according to a recent NYC Health Department report, but some areas of the city continue to have high … Continue reading

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New air quality rating raises concerns

When the air quality in Santa Cruz County was given an “F” by the American Lung Association earlier in the year, people took notice. After all, residents were use to an “A” based on the Santa Cruz Mountains’ barrier to … Continue reading

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The dirty truth: Four out of every 10 Americans live with unhealthy levels of air pollution

The American Lung Association’s yearly State of the Air report ranked the cleanest and dirtiest metropolitan areas California’s cities were among the dirtiest in the country Fresno, Bakersfield and Visalia, California ranked as the worst for air pollution Prescott, Arizona, … Continue reading

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When air becomes a public health hazard

A new report from the American Lung Association lists the cities that have the worst air pollution in the U.S. Places in Southern California and the Central Valley, including Los Angeles, Fresno, Visalia and Modesto, top the list. But Las … Continue reading

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Michigan cities graded on air pollution

The American Lung Association just released its annual report card on air quality, State of the Air. Detroit and Grand Rapids made the list of most polluted cities for their ozone levels (Detroit ranks 34th worst out of 220 cities; … Continue reading

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