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Hot temperatures provoked air pollution alert in Maine over the weekend

The Maine Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) issued on Friday an air quality alert due to unhealthy ground-level ozone concentrations in the air along the Maine Coast from Kittery to Acadia National Park. The federal Environmental Protection Agency announced Friday at … Continue reading

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Air pollution below EPA standards linked with higher death rates

A new study by researchers at Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health found that death rates among people over 65 are higher in zip codes with more fine particulate air pollution (PM2.5) than in those with lower levels of … Continue reading

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Particulate Air Pollution Linked To Increase In Mortality Rate, Even At Low Concentrations

Despite a decrease in particulate air pollution across the country, a new study suggests that short-term exposure to any amount of this pollution leads to a shorter life expectancy. Publishing their findings in this month’s issue of Environmental Health Perspectives, … Continue reading

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Poor Air Quality Predicted for Southern New England

Unhealthy air quality is predicted for the southern portions of Connecticut and Rhode Island, and the south coast of Massachusetts, including Cape Cod and the Islands during August due to ground-level ozone. “With the return of high temperatures, we predict … Continue reading

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