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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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When air pollution is bad, know how to protect yourself 

There are steps we can take to protect ourselves and our families from air pollution, which has well-documented negative consequences for childhood asthma, birth outcomes, pregnancy risks, cardiovascular health, and other diseases. The World Health Organization reported this month that … Continue reading

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California restricts pollutants from cow flatulence to diesel emissions 

California on Monday moved to restrict air pollutants from sources as diverse as diesel trucks and cow flatulence, the latest of several efforts in the most populous U.S. state to reduce emissions leading to climate change. Under a bill signed … Continue reading

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Health Risks from Wildfires in U.S. West To Increase Under Climate Change

A surge in major wildfire events in the U.S. West as a consequence of climate change will expose tens of millions of Americans to high levels of air pollution in the coming decades, according to a new Yale-led study conducted … Continue reading

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Tighter air pollution standards may save thousands of lives, greatly improve public health: New report includes online tool with searchable information on health risks

Reducing outdoor concentrations of two air pollutants, ozone (O3) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5), to levels below those set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would likely save thousands of lives each year, result in far fewer serious illnesses and … Continue reading

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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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Air pollution rising at an ‘alarming rate’ in world’s cities 

Outdoor pollution has risen 8% in five years with fast-growing cities in the developing world worst affected, WHO data shows Outdoor air pollution has grown 8% globally in the past five years, with billions of people around the world now … 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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