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125 million Americans breathe unhealthy levels of air pollution where they live, 2017 ‘State of the Air’ report says

The American Lung Association’s annual “State of the Air” report found that 125 million Americans live in counties with unhealthful levels of either ozone or particle pollution. While that number has decreased from the previous report, and the report card … Continue reading

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Fine particulate air pollution associated with increased risk of childhood autism

Exposure to fine particulate air pollution during pregnancy through the first two years of a child’s life may be associated with an increased risk of the child developing autism spectrum disorder (ASD), a condition that affects one in 68 children, … Continue reading

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Los Angeles air pollution drops after tailpipe laws

Los Angeles air pollution – and its infamous eye sting – have declined due to California’s strict vehicle emission controls, scientists have said. Despite a three-fold rise in the number of vehicles on southern California roads since 1960, air pollution … Continue reading

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American Lung Association State of the Air 2013

Thanks to the Clean Air Act, the United States continues to make progress providing healthier air. The “State of the Air 2013” shows that the nation’s air quality is overall much cleaner, especially compared to just a decade ago. Still, … Continue reading

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“State of the Air” report finds improvements in U.S. air quality, but smog problems persist

Are you living in a state or city that has earned an “F” in air quality? The American Lung Association has released its annual “State of the Air” report that details which parts of the country have the cleanest air … Continue reading

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Links between ozone levels and cardiac arrest analyzed

Researchers at Rice University in Houston have found a direct correlation between out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and levels of air pollution and ozone. Their work has prompted more CPR training in at-risk communities. At the same AAAS symposium, Rice environmental engineer … Continue reading

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Obama tightens air pollution limits

The Obama administration has set new limits on a deadly form of air pollution – and risked a backlash from industry early in a second term – by tightening restrictions on soot from smoke stacks and diesel engines. The new … Continue reading

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High price of breathing polluted air: Energy production and transportation in the cross hairs

In America in 2012, according to the American Lung Association (ALA), the good news is that the air in many parts of the country has gotten cleaner. Credit improvement to Clean Air Act standards. The not-so-good news, meanwhile, is that … Continue reading

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