Houston We Have a Problem: An Environmental Justice Analysis of Harmful Air Pollution from Industrial Fires

Union of Concerned Scientists

Science and Democracy air pollution chemical fire environmental justice Houston TexasA UCS team looked closely at an industrial fire's health effects on a fenceline community.

Lung Cancer in Nonsmokers? Study Identifies Air Pollution as a Trigger

Inside Climate News

Science air pollution Climate ChangeResearchers have discovered how tiny particles from fossil fuel emissions exploit a gene mutation to promote the growth of cancer. By Victoria St. Martin The cough just wouldn’t go away.

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Taking A Data-Driven Tour of Air Pollution Law

Legal Planet

Earlier this year, a team of economists published a retrospective paper on the Clean Air Act. Some of the findings are not surprises: stricter regulations actually do result in improved air quality. Blacks received greater pollution reductions than whites, but Hispanics received fewer.

Low traffic neighbourhood schemes cut air pollution on nearby roads

New Scientist

Schemes that aim to reduce traffic through certain streets have been accused of increasing air pollution on roads at their borders, but a study in London has found that the opposite is true

How’s EPA Doing on Air Pollution Science?

Union of Concerned Scientists

Recently, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a report that will likely have major effects on how the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protects people from dangerous air pollutants.

Running in Bad Air Quality: Be Air Pollution Smart | BreezoMeter

Breezometer

The reason is simple: air pollution. What Air Quality Is Considered ‘Safe’ For Running? Our understanding of air pollution and its health impact is constantly updating. Poor air quality near Wimbledon, England 03.22.22 Running in Air Pollution.

Air Pollution Tweets from U.S. Embassies Saving Lives, Study Finds

Yale E360

By tweeting real-time local pollution data in developing countries, U.S. embassies helped spur measurable improvements in air quality, a new study finds. Read more on E360

In Utah, drying Great Salt Lake leads to air pollution

Environmental News Bits

Cars and wildfires contribute to Utah’s air pollution, but the Great Salt Lake is a less obvious but important contributor. Sitting just northwest of Salt Lake City, the largest saltwater lake in the Western Hemisphere is drying up because of water use and drought amid a changing climate, sending … Continue reading In Utah, drying Great Salt Lake leads to air pollution. Air quality Drought Environmental healthRead the full story at The Hill.

Carbon dioxide as an air pollutant

Environment, Law, and History

The archival record of its early years reveals the extent to which efforts to measure atmospheric carbon dioxide concentrations interacted closely with one of the most hotly debated political issues of the mid-twentieth century: urban air pollution.

Research links air pollution and autoimmune diseases

Inhabitant

Research has found that long-term exposure to air pollution increases the risk of autoimmune disease. A study by researchers at the University of Verona in Italy determined that exposure to high levels of pollution increases the risk of rheumatoid arthritis by 40% and inflammatory bowel disease by 20

Study Underscores That Exposure to Air Pollution Harms Brain Development in the Very Young

Inside Climate News

Martin For years, researchers have known that air pollution can worsen such respiratory conditions as asthma in children. But a recently released study has shed new light on how exposure to airborne pollutants can also affect the developing brains of the very young.

Extreme heat + air pollution can be deadly, with the health risk together worse than either alone

Environmental News Bits

You were hoping the weather would cool down, … Continue reading Extreme heat + air pollution can be deadly, with the health risk together worse than either alone. Air quality Climate Environmental health Heat waves

Should you exercise outside in air pollution?

Environmental News Bits

EPA researchers are working to improve knowledge about the relationship between exercise and air pollution, which, until recently, has not been an active area of research. In 2010, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) held a workshop to review the state of the science and existing… Read more → Air quality Environmental health Green lifestyle PublicationsRead the full story from U.S.

Study examines disparities in air pollution affecting American Indian communities

Environmental News Bits

is one of several air pollutants regulated by the U.S. With most … Continue reading Study examines disparities in air pollution affecting American Indian communities. Read the full story from Columbia University. New research highlights disparities in fine particulate matter (PM2.5) trends between American Indian (AI) and non-AI populated U.S. counties. PM2.5 Downward trends in PM2.5

10 world landmarks would look if air pollution worsens

Inhabitant

Housefresh completed a study that looks at the visual impact of worsening air pollution on the world's top 10 landmarks. They warn us if we don't reduce air pollution, we might lose some of the most beautiful places on Earth. Peter's Basilica in Rome to the Eiffel Tower, here's how the world's destinations with the most incredible views will suffer if air pollution continues to increase

As air pollution declined, tribal nations got left out

Environmental News Bits

Although air pollution in the U.S. A new analysis of data between 2000 and 2018 shows that trends for Native American communities on tribal land have not kept up with the decline in other communities, which … Continue reading As air pollution declined, tribal nations got left out. Air quality Environmental health Environmental justice Publications Tribal/First nationsRead the full story from Bloomberg.

Growing evidence links air pollution exposure and covid-19 risks

Environmental News Bits

Now scientists think there is another risk factor that may increase the likelihood of contracting the coronavirus and the possibility … Continue reading Growing evidence links air pollution exposure and covid-19 risks. Air quality COVID-19 Environmental health PublicationsRead the full story in the Washington Post.

Air pollution raises our risk of a stroke and its later complications

New Scientist

Exceeding the World Health Organization's recommended air pollution exposure limit could substantially increase our risk of a first-time stroke

Air Pollution & Climate Change: Global Phenomena, Individual Consequences

Breezometer

As COP26 gets underway this week in Glasgow, Scotland and the World Meteorological Association warns that the past seven years are set to be the warmest on record, we thought this the right time to explore the associated impacts of climate change on the air we breathe. a harmful pollutant.

Air pollution now directly affects 99% of the world

Inhabitant

Nearly everybody in the world is breathing in air pollution, says the United Nations. health agency World Health Organization (WHO) updated its database on air quality. The update provided data on the air quality of over 6,000 cities, towns and villages worldwide. Data revealed that 99% of the world breathes air polluted at levels above WHO's air quality standards. This pollution exposes everyone to a higher risk of respiratory conditions

Detroit Free Press releases database of air pollution permits?

Environmental News Bits

The Free Press is making air permit data available for the first time to improve access and to help build on our work examining air pollution in communities with long-standing racial and socioeconomic disparities. Read more → Air quality Environmental health Environmental justice Information toolsRead the full story in the Detroit Free Press.

Houseplants genetically modified to reduce indoor air pollution

New Scientist

While ordinary houseplants have little effect on pollution, two companies have developed genetically modified pothos plants that may have a bigger impact

Air Pollution Makes It Harder for Bees to Sniff Out Flowers, Study Finds

Yale E360

Air pollution may be making it harder for bees and other insects to follow the scent of flowers, reducing pollination by as much as a third, new research suggests.

Air Pollution: Is There Any way Out?

Nature Talkies

Pollution and air pollution mainly is what we are talking about. However, you must check air pollution levels on a daily basis. Don’t exercise in areas where air pollution is too high. Install an air purifier at your home .

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Air pollution tweets from U.S. embassies saving lives, study finds

Environmental News Bits

By tweeting real-time local pollution data in developing countries, U.S. embassies helped spur measurable improvements in air quality, a new study finds. Embassy in Beijing began tweeting air quality readings from a new pollution monitor, drawing public attention to hazardous levels of particulate matter in the Chinese … Continue reading Air pollution tweets from U.S. Air quality Environmental health PublicationsRead the full story at e360.

Air pollution likely to be causing dementia, say UK science advisers

New Scientist

Committee on the Medical Effects of Air Pollutants identifies three ways exposure to dirty air could be leading to cognitive decline in older people

Air pollution significantly reduces pollination by confusing butterflies and bees

Environmental News Bits

A new study finds pollination reduced by almost a third when diesel fumes and ozone were present – the negative impact of these common air pollutants on pollination were observed in the natural environment. Read more → Air quality Pollinators PublicationsRead the full story from the University of Reading.

Solar energy output of India is reduced significantly by air pollution

Physics World

Air pollution in India is reducing the energy output of some solar panels as much as 52%. That is the conclusion of researchers who have modelled the effects of particulate pollution on solar irradiance in 2001–2018. micron in the air over India.

Michigan researchers’ device aims to help wearers avoid air pollution

Environmental News Bits

Soon a wearable could provide real-time air pollution data and suggest routes to avoid the most toxic areas, thanks to a collaborative project from three Michigan university research teams. Read the full story at Centered. Wearable devices like smart watches perform a plethora of functions, including providing data to help the user be healthier.

2022 Winter Olympics: Will China Cut Down Air Pollution In Time?

Breezometer

The 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing has China pulling out all the stops to cut down on air pollution, which can impact people worse during intense physical activity. 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing - The Air Quality Problem. How Air Pollution Impacts Us During Exercise.

Air Pollution From Raising Livestock Accounts for Most of the 16,000 US Deaths Each Year Tied to Food Production, Study Finds

Inside Climate News

Science air pollution beef Climate Change farming Health meat pollution porkSubstituting poultry for red meat could prevent 6,300 deaths, the study found, and a shift to vegetarian, vegan or flexitarian diets could save 10,700.

Summer Air Pollution Trends: Factors Affecting Air Quality

Breezometer

Some of us might associate summer with fresh, clean air, and warmer weather - and spending more time outdoors. However, summer weather and warmer climate conditions can contribute to poor air quality in a number of ways, resulting in a range of knock-on health and economic consequences.

EPA Announces More Than $4.27 Million For Community Air Pollution Monitoring Projects In Pennsylvania

PA Environment Daily

million in funding for monitoring air quality in communities across Pennsylvania. The projects are among 132 air monitoring projects in 37 states which will receive $53.4 Photo: Pittsburgh-based Group Against Smog & Pollution.) On November 3, the U.S.

Cutting air pollution could boost crop yields by up to 28 per cent

New Scientist

Analysis of air pollution and crop health via satellite imagery suggests that limiting emissions of nitrogen dioxide, a potent greenhouse gas, could boost crop yields by up to 28 per cent

EPA Recognizes Problem of Truck Pollution, But Hesitates on Solution

Union of Concerned Scientists

It's critical that EPA's proposed rule on pollution standards for heavy-duty trucks be stronger. Transportation air pollution air quality diesel electric trucks heavy-duty trucks NOx PM2.5

Community-led science uncovers high air pollution from fracking in Ohio county

Environmental News Bits

They suspected these symptoms were the result of air pollution from fracking facilities that dominate the area, but regulators dismissed and downplayed their concerns. With … Continue reading Community-led science uncovers high air pollution from fracking in Ohio county. Air quality Citizen science Environmental health Fracking PublicationsRead the full story from the Columbia Climate School.

Air pollution and forever chemicals continue to pose health risks

Environmental News Bits

The impact of environmental pollutants on human health was the focus of a pair of recent talks by scientists with ties to NIEHS. Read more → Air quality Environmental health PFASRead the full story at Environmental Factor. Their work was presented as part of Duke University’s Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health Program spring seminar series.

Campaigners troubled by WHO delay of tougher air pollution guidelines

New Scientist

The World Health Organization has postponed the publication of new guidelines on lower limits for air pollution that are expected to influence how governments act on toxic air

Chicago’s air pollution hotspots: New sensor network reveals neighborhood air quality disparities

Environmental News Bits

This investigation, “Chicago’s Air Pollution Hotspots,” is a collaboration between the Chicago Sun-Times, WBEZ, the Cicero Independiente and MuckRock, with support from Columbia University’s Brown Institute for Media Innovation. Derek Kravitz of MuckRock, Dave Newbart … Continue reading Chicago’s air pollution hotspots: New sensor network reveals neighborhood air quality disparities. Air quality Environmental health Environmental justice Illinois

Clean Air Day: Air Pollution Exposure Impact Starts Earlier Than You Think

Breezometer

Air quality awareness is growing, but many are still oblivious to the long-lasting consequences of pollution exposure in early life. Poor Air Quality Impacts Us In the Womb. Toxic Air & Young Lungs = Lethal. We CAN Take Control of the Air We Breathe.

FRESH, June 14, 2022: Research Highlights Gaps in Federal Air Pollution Data

Circle of Blue

Researchers find that federal data does not capture local variations in Ohio ’s air pollution. A Wisconsin judge delays enforcing an April decision that would limit the state’s power to clean up pollution. Regional Pollution Monitoring Misses Local Variation, Study Finds.

WHO calls for lower limits on air pollution to save millions of lives

New Scientist

The World Health Organization has released guidelines for strict limits on air pollution from cars, power stations and other sources. If countries adopt them, millions of deaths could be avoided

Air pollution more likely to harm people of color in Wisconsin, especially in Milwaukee, study finds

Environmental News Bits

People of color in Wisconsin are more likely to be exposed to harmful air pollution than white people, creating the third-largest disparity in the country, according to a state environmental advocacy group. Clean Wisconsin analyzed data from a recent study from the University of Illinois, which calculated the exposure … Continue reading Air pollution more likely to harm people of color in Wisconsin, especially in Milwaukee, study finds.