Tag Archives: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

More than half a million Americans exposed to toxic air pollution face cancer risks above EPA guidelines

Neighbors used to barely notice the drab, low-slung industrial building across the river from downtown. The corporate name on the sign out front had changed a few times over the years. Truck traffic in and out of the loading docks … Continue reading

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Particulate pollution in the air we breathe kills hundreds of thousands a year, study finds

Air pollution is deadly: A new study links exposure to it to more than 107,000 premature deaths in the United States in 2011. It isn’t just killing us; it cost the country $866 billion, more than double the value of … Continue reading

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New Study Links Air Pollution to Dementia

There’s no question that air pollution is bad for your body, from lung cancer to heart disease. Even President Trump’s coal-friendly U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) admits that dirty air can increase adverse health effects and cause death. Now, researchers … Continue reading

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Utah Air Quality

Extremely poor air quality routinely suffered by nearly all Utahns who live in metropolitan areas has become a critical public health issue. As a result of its unique geography, prevailing weather patterns, which are feeling the effects of climate change, … Continue reading

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Air Quality Monitors To Be Installed To Measure Vehicle Pollution On SoCal Freeways

Federal regulators will install four monitors to test air pollution levels near freeways in Southern California and study the impact of vehicle exhaust. KNX 1070′s Pete Demetriou reports the tests could shed light on potential health risks to an estimated … Continue reading

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“State of the Air” report finds improvements in U.S. air quality, but smog problems persist

Are you living in a state or city that has earned an “F” in air quality? The American Lung Association has released its annual “State of the Air” report that details which parts of the country have the cleanest air … Continue reading

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Changes in EPA Air Quality Standard will reduce “good” air days

Recent changes in one of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s National Ambient Air Quality Standards will most likely reduce the number of days that the air in Pima County is categorized as “good” on the Air Quality Index. The changes … Continue reading

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Links between ozone levels and cardiac arrest analyzed

Researchers at Rice University in Houston have found a direct correlation between out-of-hospital cardiac arrests and levels of air pollution and ozone. Their work has prompted more CPR training in at-risk communities. At the same AAAS symposium, Rice environmental engineer … Continue reading

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