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Smog and pollen: Double-whammy for 127 million Americans

About 40% Americans live in counties where a “double whammy” of unhealthy levels of smog and ragweed pollen — both tied to climate change — combine to threaten respiratory health, a Natural Resources Defense Council report released Tuesday finds. “Today, 127 million Americans live … 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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Air Quality Action Alert Issued for Saturday, May 19

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has issued a code orange air quality alert affecting the Chicago region. Air Quality Action Alert Issued for Saturday, May 19 – Homewood-Flossmoor, IL Patch.

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