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National Park Service urges Utah to crack down on pollution

The National Park Service is pressing Utah environmental regulars to crack down on emissions at two coal-fired power plants to improve air quality and views in the state’s five national parks. 402 more words

Air Quality

Indoor Air Pollution; the negative health aspect of energy efficient homes

Indoor Air Pollution; the negative health aspect of energy efficient homes

By Amanda Curran

April 25, 2015

I am sure you have all heard about how you should make your home more energy efficient in order to reduce your carbon footprint and save the planet from catastrophic global warming. 664 more words

Environmental Health

Air pollution shrinking brains!

Just came from reading an interesting article which tried to establish a link between breathing polluted air and cognitive impairment. You can find the article… 274 more words

Centers for Disease Control and EPA announce Air Quality Awareness Week

Air Quality Awareness Week — April 27–May 1, 2015

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April 24, 2015 / 64(15);425

CDC is collaborating with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to urge persons to learn how air quality affects health during Air Quality Awareness Week, April 27–May 1, 2015. 307 more words

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Smog Alert program changes name to Air Quality Advisory

The Southwest Ohio Air Quality Agency in partnership with OKI Regional Council of Governments changed the name of the Smog Alert program to Air Quality Advisory. 245 more words

Air Quality

Air pollution ‘can shrink middle-aged brains’

Middle-aged and older adults who breathe polluted air in towns and cities can be at increased risk of dementia and strokes, researchers have warned.

Normal pollution levels – fine particles from traffic fumes, factory and power station emissions and wood fire smoke – in major cities caused hidden brain strokes while shrinking the brain by the equivalent of one year’s worth of ageing, they said. 479 more words

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