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Meeting scheduled concerning air quality
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Meeting scheduled concerning air quality

EAST LIVERPOOL — “A community meeting to discuss air quality concerns in the East Liverpool area has been scheduled for this Friday. The meeting will start at 1 p.m. at City Hall, and Erin Haynes, a University of Cincinnati public health researcher, will take the lead. For years now, some […]

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Air pollution per unit of energy by coal and natural gas power plants

Coal plant Natural gas plant Difference Carbon Monoxide 208 lbs 40 lbs – 81% Nitrogen Oxides 457 lbs 92 lbs – 80% Sulfur Dioxide 2,591 lbs 0.6 lbs – 99.98% Soot 2,744 lbs 7 lbs – 99.75% Formaldehyde 0.221 lbs 0.75 lbs + 339% Mercury 0.016 lbs 0 lbs – […]

Toxic air: Time to clean up coal-fired power plants
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Toxic air: Time to clean up coal-fired power plants

WASHINGTON, DC — “Did you know that the coal-fired power plants, found across the country, emit health-threatening toxins into our air every day? Toxins like arsenic, mercury, acid gases and lead. The American Lung Association’s new report Toxic Air: The Case for Cleaning Up Coal-fired Power Plants, reveals the hazardous […]

Using GPS and a smart phone to track air pollution exposure
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Using GPS and a smart phone to track air pollution exposure

BUFFALO, NY — “The app will measure the person’s location very frequently using a GPS receiver in the cell phone. It’s going to stream that data to our server. We’re going to use that data in models of air pollution exposures. The models we’re using are based on a person’s […]

Pollution-heart disease tie revealed
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Pollution-heart disease tie revealed

ANN ARBOR, MI — “Previous studies have linked pollution to heart disease, but the new photos of the retina show that otherwise healthy people exposed to high levels of air pollution had narrower retinal arterioles, an indication of a higher risk of heart disease. The new study is the first […]

Do you have the “RTK”?
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Do you have the “RTK”?

PHILADELPHIA, PA — “Have you ever walked or driven by an industrial factory or plant and wondered if what you see or don’t see being emitted and disposed is threatening to your community? Do you feel as if you have the ‘RTK?’ The answer is yes, you do have the […]

Grad students create color-changing clothes that detect air pollution
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Grad students create color-changing clothes that detect air pollution

NEW YORK, NY — “Pollution has never been so fashionable: A pair of NYU grad students have created a high-tech sweatshirt emblazoned with pink lungs that suddenly show blue veins when exposed to dirty air. Nien Lam and Sue Ngo came up with the idea for a class on wearable […]

Deal would clear up coal-plant pollution
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Deal would clear up coal-plant pollution

CHICAGO, IL — “In a move that could help clean up Chicago’s chronically dirty air, the Obama administration today brokered a legal deal that cracks down on some of the biggest sources of pollution along the southern shore of Lake Michigan. As part of the settlement, Northern Indiana Public Service […]

Eleven biggest clean air events of 2010
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Eleven biggest clean air events of 2010

WASHINGTON, DC — “Eleven events in 2010 will impact the air you breathe in 2011 and beyond. One of them, December 31, 2010, marks the 40th anniversary of the Clean Air Act. For four decades, this historic law has helped protect the lives and health of all Americans. America has much […]

Ohio air-monitor data stirring cancer concern
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Ohio air-monitor data stirring cancer concern

COLUMBUS —”Toxic compounds emitted by factories, cars and trucks pose a higher-than-acceptable cancer risk in seven Ohio counties, according to a report released yesterday by state officials. The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency report offers an analysis of data taken from air monitors in 16 counties during the past nine years. […]