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

“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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Portable Monitor Sends Tailored Air Pollution Updates To Phones

Developed by computer scientists at the University of California, San Diego, CitiSense may soon allow you to receive real-time air pollution data for your location on your smart phone. CitiSense is a portable, box-like sensor that can be deployed to … Continue reading

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How air pollution impacts worker productivity

Of course, air pollution has negative impacts on human health, but does it also lead to an unproductive workforce? It seems that way: Researchers found that a 10 ppb parts per billion change in average ozone exposure results in a … Continue reading

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Obama tightens air pollution limits

The Obama administration has set new limits on a deadly form of air pollution – and risked a backlash from industry early in a second term – by tightening restrictions on soot from smoke stacks and diesel engines. The new … Continue reading

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New air pollution standards restrict soot particles

The Obama administration announced a new air pollution standard Friday that would bring about a 20% reduction in microscopic particles of soot emitted by coal-fired power plants and diesel vehicles that contribute to haze and respiratory ailments. The new limit, … Continue reading

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The 9 Most Common Air Pollutants

If you live in an urban area, you have most likely experienced a smog filled day or an inversion. It’s not a surprise, due to the fact that much of the pollution is caused by vehicle emissions and industrial factory … Continue reading

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