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Volatile compounds from personal products drive urban ozone chemistry

Emissions from products like deodorant and lotion played a major role in 2018 high ozone levels in New York Personal care products like deodorant and lotion contain volatile organic compounds (VOCs) that add fragrance or texture—and these can be emitted … Continue reading

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Denver’s air is bad today. It’s expected to be worse Thursday and Friday.

State health officials warn of a mix of ozone and new surge of smoke from California fires Colorado health officials are anticipating “very poor air quality” along the Front Range through the weekend as smoke wafting from California wildfires mixes … Continue reading

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Study: Idling hurts air quality

A local study of air emissions in the Barnett Shale suggests that trucks serving the oil and gas field spend an average of six hours per trip in extended idling, contributing to air pollution and ozone levels in North Texas. … Continue reading

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Air pollution shame to cloud London Olympics

There is concern that London’s poor air quality could become a problem as the forecasts predict warmer days to come. A recent smog in the city, which cleared just in time for the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games, was … Continue reading

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Air quality alert days pose health challenges for many people

Asthma couldn’t prevent Nikki Guernsey from running the Triple Crown, Louisville’s trifecta of 5K, 10K and 10-mile races, but nothing slows her down like an air quality alert day. “It feels like a suffocating blanket, despite using my rescue inhaler,” … 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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