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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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The U.S. Cities With the Most Deaths From Air Pollution

Decreasing levels of air pollution in the U.S. have led to fewer deaths and illnesses, according to a new report out this week. But there are pockets of the country, namely Los Angeles, where air pollution kills thousands of people, … Continue reading

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NASA scientists track air pollution from space 

It’s possible to track air pollution from space. NASA scientists did that with high-resolution satellite maps. To gather the data, they used an ozone monitoring instrument on board NASA’s Aura satellite. That tool tracks atmospheric gasses. The team of NASA … Continue reading

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Almost half of Americans live with unhealthy levels of air pollution

Nearly half of all Americans live in areas with unhealthy levels of air pollution, according to an American Lung Association (ALA) report released Wednesday. Nearly 148 million people live in areas where smog and soot particles make it unhealthy to … Continue reading

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Dry eye linked to air pollution coupled with weather conditions

Residents of major cities such as Chicago or New York with high levels of air pollution have an increased risk of dry eye syndrome, U.S. researchers say. Dr. Anat Galor of the Miami Veterans Affairs Medical Center, assistant professor of … Continue reading

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Chicago Air Pollution Action Day today and tomorrow Video

Today the Air Quality Index for Ozone went over 100 in parts of Chicago and northwest Indiana. This triggered an orange alert, meaning the air quality is Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups, and creating an Ozone Action Day. The Ozone Action … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Air Pollution Action Day continues into Friday

At 3:00 p.m. on Thursday the Air Quality Index for Ozone reached 111 in Chicago. This triggered an orange alert, meaning the air quality was Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. The AQI for ozone is expected to be over 100 again … Continue reading

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Sunday is an orange air quality day in Chicago

The EPA has issued an “Orange” air quality warning for Chicago on Sunday, May 27. The air quality index is predicted to be in the 101-150 range, indicating the air quality conditions are Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups. via Sunday is … Continue reading

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