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Kilauea Eruptions Creating Harmful Breathing Conditions and Skin/Eye Irritation

On Sunday, the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (HVO) issued a new Kilauea volcano air quality warning about laze. But if you don’t know what laze is – or vog – you’re not a resident of Hawaii’s Big Island. Laze Appearing on … Continue reading

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Air pollution linked to increases in crime

Several reports reveal how pollution affects behaviour Air pollution can directly affect behaviour and dramatically increase crime levels, a series of studies conducted over several years have proven. While the impact of bad air on human health is well-documented, “there is … Continue reading

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Hawaii’s silent danger: Volcanic smog, otherwise known as ‘vog’

The recent eruption of Hawaii’s Kilauea has generated apocalyptic scenes of bright red lava exploding hundreds of feet into the sky and burning buildings consumed by the molten rock. But there’s another danger, silent and often unseen, that has been with Hawaiian residents … Continue reading

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Even brief particle pollution spikes tied to respiratory infections

People may be more likely to develop acute lower respiratory infections after even brief increases in air pollution, and babies and toddlers are especially vulnerable, a U.S. study suggests. Researchers looked at more than a decade of data on patients … Continue reading

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Brief exposure to tiny air pollution particles triggers childhood lung infections

Even the briefest increase in airborne fine particulate matter PM2.5, pollution-causing particles that are about 3 percent of the diameter of human hair, is associated with the development of acute lower respiratory infection (ALRI) in young children, according to newly … Continue reading

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Polluted air may pollute our morality

  Exposure to air pollution, even imagining exposure to air pollution, may lead to unethical behavior, according to findings published in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science. A combination of archival and experimental studies indicates that … Continue reading

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Interactive map shows which San Diego areas have the worst air quality

  Areas of Alpine, Borrego Springs and Warner Springs have the highest levels of ozone pollution in San Diego County, according to state data that indicate the level of air pollution in a given neighborhood. Ozone is the main ingredient … Continue reading

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Bad air quality along Utah’s Wasatch Front causes more than 200 pneumonia cases each year

Air pollution erodes the health of adults over age 65, a population particularly vulnerable to the effects of pneumonia. Air pollution trapped by winter inversions along Utah’s Wasatch Front, the state’s most populated region, is estimated to send more than … Continue reading

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