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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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Tighter air pollution standards may save thousands of lives, greatly improve public health: New report includes online tool with searchable information on health risks

Reducing outdoor concentrations of two air pollutants, ozone (O3) and fine particulate matter (PM2.5), to levels below those set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would likely save thousands of lives each year, result in far fewer serious illnesses and … Continue reading

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Most air polluted places in the country 

Air pollution has been a problem since the industrial revolution hit America in the 1800s. The BBC reports that more than 5.5 million people worldwide die prematurely each year due to air pollution, so this really is nothing to take lightly. According to … Continue reading

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Keep an eye on your city’s pollution in real time

And breathe… High-definition cameras are letting residents monitor the air pollution in their cities online, and in real time. The Breathe Project in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, worked with Carnegie Mellon University to create the Breathe Cam – four high-resolution cameras that … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh shows inhabitants what air pollution looks like

Concerned citizens in the city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania have banded together to form the Breathe Project, which enables Internet users to view the polluted air for themselves on a webcam in the hopes they’ll be inspired to take action. Four … Continue reading

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Will Pennsylvania’s Proposed Anti-Smog Regs Actually Create New Pollution Hot Spots?

Some people claim that the Clean Air Act has its roots in Pennsylvania, where in 1948, a single smog event left 20 people dead and 6,000 others ill in the town of Donora. It was the worst air pollution disaster … Continue reading

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The 10 Most Air-Polluted Cities in the U.S.

The World Health Organization has ranked cities around the world on their amount of particulate pollution in the air. Here’s the dirtiest of the dirty in the U.S. via 10. Pittsburgh/San Diego – The 10 Most Air-Polluted Cities in the … Continue reading

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Pittsburgh summit explores health effects of air pollution

Travelers flying into Pittsburgh can see the dirty brown blanket that is the region’s air quality problem, even if those who live under it cannot. That’s part of the problem and a big reason air pollution continues to impact human … Continue reading

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