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Air pollution linked to increases in crime

Several reports reveal how pollution affects behaviour Air pollution can directly affect behaviour and dramatically increase crime levels, a series of studies conducted over several years have proven. While the impact of bad air on human health is well-documented, “there is … Continue reading

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How Air Pollution Affects Young Brains

A new study from the University of Southern California suggests a link between air pollution and adolescent delinquency. We already know that invisible elements of our environment can harm us: Lead exposure can lower a child’s IQ, and air pollution kills more … Continue reading

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A 24-hour no-burn alert will take effect at midnight

Due to poor air quality, residents in much of Southern California will be prohibited from lighting wood-burning fires for 24 hours, starting at midnight Monday. The mandatory no-burn alert was issued by the South Coast Air Quality Management District. On Sunday afternoon, … Continue reading

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New California law gives air quality officials the power to quickly shut down polluters 

Local air quality officials are gaining new powers to quickly stop polluters when they endanger people’s health under legislation signed by Gov. Jerry Brown on Monday. The law, which goes into effect Jan. 1, follows years of frustration in communities such as … Continue reading

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California named state with the worst air quality (again) 

High ozone levels and a quickly growing population are making it tough to implement regulations to reduce pollution, says a professor. The quality of the air in California may be improving, but it’s still dire. That’s according to the American … Continue reading

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Here are some of the world’s worst cities for air quality 

Trying to get away from airborne ammonia? Don’t linger in Lagos or Delhi. If you’re bent on avoiding ozone, you might want to add Beijing, Karachi, and Los Angeles to your list. These are some of the cities with the … Continue reading

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All of That Pollution In Asia Turns Into Smog In the U.S.

New research has found that the United States’ reductions in air pollution have been stymied by the exponential increase of pollutants coming from Asia. As long as you don’t like breathing, that’ll be no big deal. The smog in Los … Continue reading

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Delhi is a wakeup call for world on air pollution

But this is not just a challenge in Delhi. It is a growing challenge for many cities around the world. Air pollution levels in other Indian cities, such as Varanasi and Lucknow, have been equally extreme in recent days. And … Continue reading

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