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Pollutant linked to climate change accelerates lung disease

A new multicenter study at Columbia University links long-term exposure to air pollution, especially ozone, to development of emphysema, a chronic lung disease. In Brief Long-term exposure to outdoor air pollutants, especially the pollutant ozone, accelerates the development of emphysema … 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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There’s an air quality alert in Washington, the sky is hazy and it’s February. What’s going on?

Ordinarily when air quality alerts are in effect, the air is muggy and oppressive, as if you could cut it with a knife. The overwhelming majority of these alerts happen between June and August. But Feb. 4, the air was … Continue reading

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China’s war on particulate air pollution is causing more severe ozone pollution

PM 2.5 pollution is falling but ground-level ozone pollution is on the rise In early 2013, the Chinese government declared a war on air pollution and began instituting stringent policies to regulate the emissions of fine particulate matter, a pollutant … Continue reading

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AHA: ozone pollution may be linked to a type of bleeding stroke

Exposure to the main ingredient in smog may be linked to a type of bleeding stroke, according to new research. Studies have shown an association between clot-caused ischemic stroke, the most common type, and fine particulate matter such as air … Continue reading

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China’s ozone levels hit record high in June: Greenpeace

Concentrations of lung-damaging ozone hit a record high in China in June, rising 11 percent from the same month last year, environment group Greenpeace said on Wednesday, citing official data. Despite China’s four-year battle against air pollution, ozone has become … Continue reading

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Air pollution: A threat to your heart and longevity? 

New research links “safe” levels of air pollution to premature death. Every day, you inhale thousands of gallons of air — mostly nitrogen, oxygen, and a smattering of other gases. But that air also contains tiny particles spewed from power … Continue reading

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During heat waves, urban trees can increase ground-level ozone 

Planting trees is a popular strategy to help make cities “greener,” both literally and figuratively. But scientists have found a counterintuitive effect of urban vegetation: During heat waves, it can increase air pollution levels and the formation of ozone. Their … Continue reading

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