Tag Archives: Envirinmental Protection Agency – EPA

EPA’s controlled human exposure studies of air pollution are warranted: The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carries out experiments in which volunteer participants agree to be intentionally exposed by inhalation to specific pollutants at restricted concentrations over short periods to obtain important information 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) carries out experiments in which volunteer participants agree to be intentionally exposed by inhalation to specific pollutants at restricted concentrations over short periods to obtain important information about the effects of outdoor air pollution … Continue reading

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Southern Taiwan engulfed by air pollution 

Air quality in southern Taiwan reached hazardous levels on Saturday, with the key indicator of fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM 2.5) hitting the highest level of 10 in Kaohsiung, Pingtung and Tainan, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) … 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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More Than 12 Million Americans Are Threatened by Toxic Air Pollution From Oil and Gas Industry: Here’s an Interactive Map 

Two leading national environmental groups—Clean Air Task Force (CATF) and Earthworks—unveiled a suite of tools Wednesday designed to inform and mobilize Americans about the health risks from toxic air pollution from the oil and gas industry. For the first time, Americans … Continue reading

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NASA satellite finds 39 unreported sources of air pollution

Scientists at NASA’s Environment and Climate Change Canada and researchers at University of Maryland, College Park and Dalhousie University discovered 39 unreported “major” sources of toxic air pollution. Using the space agency’s satellite imaging, the group located the man-made sources … Continue reading

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Most parts of Taiwan suffering from poor air quality

The air quality in western parts of Taiwan was at an unhealthy level on Wednesday, with the index for fine particulate matter smaller than 2.5 micrometers (PM2.5) hitting hazardously high levels, according to the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA). Except for … Continue reading

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Southern Taiwan to see poor air quality through Monday 

The air quality in southern Taiwan is expected to stay poor into Nov. 17, the Environmental Protection Administration (EPA) said Saturday. The EPA said air quality in the area will fall within the unhealthy range, while southern Taiwan’s Kaohsiung and … Continue reading

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