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Denver experienced the worst air quality of any major city in the world due to smoke from western wildfires

Denver experienced the worst air quality of any city in the world for several hours Saturday as heavy smoke from raging western wildfires polluted the city. IQAir, a Swiss air quality technology company, determined that Denver’s air was the most … Continue reading

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Denver’s air is bad today. It’s expected to be worse Thursday and Friday.

State health officials warn of a mix of ozone and new surge of smoke from California fires Colorado health officials are anticipating “very poor air quality” along the Front Range through the weekend as smoke wafting from California wildfires mixes … Continue reading

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Air pollution exposure takes a heavy toll on gut bacteria, boosting risk of chronic illnesses

Breathing dirty air takes a heavy toll on gut bacteria, boosting risk of obesity, diabetes, gastrointestinal disorders and other chronic illnesses, new University of Colorado Boulder research suggests. The study, published online in the journal Environment International, is the first … Continue reading

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Haze from Canadian wildfires spreads across many US states

Large wildfires raging across Canada have contributed to a smoky haze lingering above the Western U.S., blazes fueled by the familiar hot, dry conditions that have turned much of the region into a tinderbox. The smoke has caused spectacular red … Continue reading

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Average US Car Now Older, Resulting In More Air Pollution

Researchers at the University of Denver found that the US on-road freeway fleet age increased due to the global recession from 2008–2010. To put it simply, because consumers had less money available to purchase new vehicles, they hung on to … Continue reading

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Front Range air pollution surprises researchers

Researchers who examined air pollution along northern Colorado’s Front Range said they were surprised by how much harmful ozone and ozone-causing chemicals are drifting into the mountains from urban and rural areas below. “Really, all the way up to the … Continue reading

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