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Health and Environmental Groups Announce Intent to Sue Illinois Coal Plant Owners for Violating Clean Air Act

... Harvard School of Public Health have found that pollution from 9 coal plants in northern Illinois causes ... relaxed opacity regulations. Installing modern pollution controls could greatly reduce particulate matter ... Environment - C.A.R.E. "After forty years of pollution from these dirty plants, it is time to say ...

Air Quality Action Day Forecast for Thursday in All Regions of Pennsylvania

... means moderate, orange represents unhealthy pollution levels for sensitive people, and red warns of unhealthy pollution levels for all). Air quality action days are ... component of smog, forms during warm weather when pollution from vehicles, industry, households and power ...

Parental Stress Boosts Kids' Asthma Risk

... TUESDAY, July 21 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution from cars can increase a child's chances of ... noted. "There is an association between air pollution and asthma, and it grows with increasing exposure ... on the children's exposure to traffic-related pollution and whether the children were exposed to tobacco ...

Air Quality Action Day Forecast for July 16 in Philadelphia Region

... means moderate, orange represents unhealthy pollution levels for sensitive people, and red warns of unhealthy pollution levels for all). Air quality action days are ... are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should limit outdoor activities. To ...

David Yap receives Amethyst Award

... Ministry of the Environment, combating air pollution in Canada and the United States. Dr. Yap is ... articles in the journals Water, Air, & Soil pollution and Boundary-Layer Meteorology , both published ... He is also renowned for interpreting complex air pollution science for various stakeholders and the media. ...

Pennsylvania DEP, Lehigh Valley/Berks County Air Quality Partnership Urge Public Transit Use

... approach to reducing the smog-forming air pollution that can make it difficult for some people to ... ozone, a key component of smog, is formed when pollution from vehicles, industry, consumer products and ... and encourage voluntary actions to reduce air pollution emissions, especially on ozone action days, or ...

New York State Department of Transportation and American Lung Association in New York Announce 'Commit to Cleaner Air' Week

... the solution," Commissioner Gee said. Air pollution from vehicles not only contributes to climate ... Agency (EPA) announced that greenhouse gas pollution poses a threat to human health. Recent studies ... state's residents -- live in counties where air pollution levels endanger lives. For the millions of New ...

Latest trinational report presents most complete picture of North American industrial pollution

... and Mexico, according to the latest tri-national pollution report from the Commission for Environmental ... today,represents the most complete picture of pollution reporting from North American industrial ... presents the clearest view ever of industrial pollution in North America, and confirms the progress ...

Is your environment damaging your health? New center aims to find out

... to government. Researchers estimate that air pollution alone could be causing several thousands of ... with chemicals from industrial and domestic pollution could have a negative impact on people's health. ... Heathrow airport, exploring how air and noise pollution can affect people's health. The research will ...

To what extent can environmental pollutants and alcohol affect GI health?

... Non-Specific Abdominal Pain: Could Air pollution be the Culprit? (Abstract #1055) Abdominal ... departments and a new study suggests air pollution could play a role, especially among young women. ... study builds upon previous research linking air pollution to adverse health effects. "The study adds to ...

More Than Half of Americans Living with Dirty Air

... finds many cities have dangerously high levels of pollution WEDNESDAY, April 29 (HealthDay News) ... pollution: ozone pollution, year-round particle pollution and short-term (24-hour) particle pollution. ... medical officer of the lung association. "Ozone pollution can cause premature death, shortness of breath, ...

New American Lung Association Report Finds 60 Percent of Americans Live in Areas Where Air is Dirty Enough to Endanger Lives

... 186.1 million people -- live in areas where air pollution levels endanger lives. State of the Air 2009 acknowledges substantial progress against air pollution in many areas of the country, but finds nearly ... affected by the three most widespread types of pollution (ozone--or smog, annual particle pollution, and ...

Pennsylvania DEP Releases Evaluation of Air Quality Program

... more than 70,000 inspection points such as pollution control devices, boilers, fuels and paints at 3,650 facilities that produce air pollution in Pennsylvania. The previous Air Quality Program evaluation, as required by the Air pollution Control Act, was issued in November 2002. ...

Air Pollution Exposure May Slow Fetal Growth

... WEDNESDAY, April 8 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution may slow the normal growth of a developing fetus, ... New Jersey between 1999 and 2003 and at daily air pollution readings from across the state. Readings from ... were used to calculate average levels of air pollution during their pregnancies. The study found that ...

Living Near Major Road May Boost Rheumatoid Arthritis Risk

... News) -- People exposed to high levels of traffic pollution have an increased risk of rheumatoid arthritis, a ... coupled with prior research that suggests air pollution from traffic can cause systemic inflammation, ... there was a direct relationship between air pollution and the risk of RA," Hart said. Further ...

City Kids May Breathe Easier in the Country

... countryside setting - with lower levels of pollution - for a week. Children recruited for the ... contributing risk factors are high levels of air pollution plus low socioeconomic status and high rates of ... overall health, and it named high levels of air pollution as one of the state's top challenges. "Our ...

City Kids Find the Breathin' Is Easier Elsewhere

... that exposure to particulate matter from air pollution increases the use of asthma medicines and leads ... authors, was whether the negative response to air pollution is reversible. To try to answer that ... and it adds to a growing body of evidence that pollution is a big driver of asthma." But, he added that he ...

Environmental Defense Fund Welcomes EPA Clean Air Standards to Reduce Hazardous Diesel Pollution

... Texas , that have clean air programs to reduce pollution from stationary diesel engines. Diesel ... more than 70 percent of the cancer risk from air pollution in the United States . It is also a major source of particulate pollution and ozone. ...

American Lung Association Victory in Lawsuit Against EPA Gives New Opportunity to Protect Public Health From Deadly Air Pollutant

... health threat posed by particulate matter air pollution is so grave," said Janice Nolen, American Lung ... in areas plagued with unhealthy levels of air pollution as the Clean Air Act requires." Particulate ... tens of thousands American every year. Particle pollution can increase the risk of heart disease, lung ...

Mercury in Fish is a Global Health Concern

... fish consumption is high, and in areas where pollution has elevated the average mercury content of fish. ... this potential for global contamination, mercury pollution requires a coordinated international response. ... Uganda Coalition for Sustainable Development, pollution Probe, Pesticide Action Network - Mauritius, ...

Honeywell Home Comfort Products' Second Annual 'National Care About Your Indoor Air' Month

... Protection Agency (EPA) says levels of indoor air pollution can be between two and five times higher -- and ... 100 times higher -- than outdoor air. Indoor air pollution can be such a problem that the EPA ranks poor ... in those airborne pollutants, making indoor air pollution even more of a problem. While many ...

Cleaner Air Equals Longer Life

... Study shows drops in fine-particle pollution correlate with increases in life expectancy ... studies showing a link between fine-particle pollution and mortality, explained study author C. Arden ... the evidence is fairly clear that fine-particle pollution increases the risk of dying." "In this study, ...

Proposed Truck Clean-Up Rule Will Save Billions in Health-Related Costs for Truckers and Other Californians

... "The death and disease toll from diesel truck pollution represents an enormous burden of human ... is highly polluted air, and toxic diesel pollution is a core component of that health-threatening ... In California alone this year, diesel truck pollution was responsible for about 4,500 deaths, 1,100 ...

Heavy Traffic Can Be Heartbreaking

... Exposure to air pollution is linked to hardening of the arteries ... body of data that links particulate air pollution with cardiovascular disease and premature death," ... issued its first official statement on air pollution and cardiovascular disease. In reviewing the ...

Vest Monitors 'Individual' Air Pollution

... to determine that individual exposure to air pollution can harm a person's heart health beyond whatever ... exposure can cause. "The challenge of air pollution is that what people are exposed to and what most ... but it's important that people be aware that air pollution is a contributor to cardiovascular disease," said ...

Air Quality Action Day Forecast Thursday in All Regions

... moderate, orange represents unhealthy pollution levels for sensitive people, and red warns of unhealthy pollution levels for all). Air quality action days are ... component of smog, forms during warm weather when pollution from vehicles, industry, households and power ...

Air Quality Action Day Forecast Wednesday for Pittsburgh Region

... moderate, orange represents unhealthy pollution levels for sensitive people, and red warns of unhealthy pollution levels for all). Air quality action days are ... component of smog, forms during warm weather when pollution from vehicles, industry, households and power ...

Air Pollution Can Damage Heart, Blood Vessels, Too

... WEDNESDAY, Aug. 13 (HealthDay News) -- Air pollution has short-term and long-term toxic effects on the ... cardiovascular system. "We used to think air pollution was a problem that primarily affects the lungs. ... have also found increased levels of air pollution are tied to emergency hospital admissions for ...

Earthjustice/EIP Report: Dangerous Mercury Pollution From Unregulated Cement Kilns in U.S. About Twice as High as Levels Previously Projected by EPA

... Congress told it to curb dangerous mercury pollution from cement kilns across the nation, the U.S. ... of the EPA's failure: Cement kilns emit mercury pollution -- a threat to the health of pregnant women and ... on the problem in 2007. The unregulated pollution from cement kilns is emitted in or nearby many ...

Beijing pollution may trigger heart attacks, strokes

... in certain risk groups, breathing high levels of pollution can cause heart attacks and strokes within 24 ... Hospital. "Being exposed to higher levels of pollution may unmask heart disease even if you've never had any symptoms." WHY pollution CAUSES HEART ATTACKS, STROKES AND BLOOD CLOTS ...

Traffic Pollution Puts Kids at Higher Allergy Risk

... allergies increases by up to 50 percent from pollution caused by traffic, a rate that increases the ... season between March 1999 and July 2000. pollution and allergies have been linked in previous ... has more about possible health effects of air pollution . -- Kevin ...

NIH funds highway pollution and health study in Boston, Somerville

... Health (NIH) grant to study the health effects of pollution exposure in neighborhoods adjacent to major ... approached Brugge about the impact of highway pollution on Somerville neighborhoods next to Interstate 93 ... more recent pilot studies on Somerville's I-93 pollution all set the foundation for the great leap forward ...

Pollution Particles Impair Blood Vessel Function

... a few hours of exposure to particulate matter air pollution can increase blood pressure and harm blood vessel ... study finds. The findings may explain why air pollution can trigger a range of cardiovascular events such ... Particulate matter (PM) is a component of air pollution emitted from vehicles, power plants, and ...

Air Pollution Linked to Blood Clots in Legs

... study finds. "It is well-established that air pollution causes myocardial infarction [heart attack] and ... is the first time that anyone has connected air pollution with deep vein thrombosis." Previous studies ... The scientists compared the exposure to such pollution on 870 residents of the Lombardy region of Italy ...

American Lung Association Issues State of the Air Report: First City Outside California (Pittsburgh) Tops One of the Most-Polluted Lists

... Trends Show that Declines in Ozone and Particle pollution Have Stalled WASHINGTON, May 1 ... issued its annual report card on air pollution today, ranking cities most affected by three ... particle pollution, year-round particle pollution and ozone pollution. For the first time ever, a ...

Air pollution affects respiratory health in children with asthma

... with asthma may be particularly vulnerable to air pollution at levels below current air quality standards. ... today, analyzes the short-term effects of outdoor pollution levels on asthma symptoms and lung function in ... and school absences, and obtained daily outdoor pollution measurements from the EPAs Aerometric Information ...

Traffic exhaust can cause asthma, allergies and impaired respiratory function in children

... Children exposed to high levels of air pollution during their first year of life run a greater ... in order to assess whether exposure to traffic pollution during their first year of life affects the risk ... who live in areas with high levels of air pollution develop allergies. Whether they do or not is ...

Sea salt worsens coastal air pollution: study

... Air pollution in the worlds busiest ports and shipping regions ... a new study showing that industrial and shipping pollution is exacerbated when it combines with sunshine and ... high levels of certain air pollutants where pollution from cities and ships meets salt in the ocean air ...

Locomotive and Marine Diesel Engines Clean Up Will Save Lives

... rule to require substantial cuts in the air pollution produced by locomotive and marine diesel engines. ... and 80 percent less nitrogen oxides. Particulate pollution shortens the lives of tens of thousands of ... a key component of ozone, the most widespread air pollution problem in the U.S. Emissions from locomotive ...

APHA Says New Ozone Regulations a Missed Opportunity to Protect Public's Health

... is concerned that the allowed levels of ozone pollution still fall far short of the requirements of the ... protect the health of the American public. Ozone pollution is a danger to all Americans and is a particular ... According to the nation's landmark air pollution law, the Clean Air Act, the EPA must set our air ...
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