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Monday, March 19, 2018
California, American Lung Association, Air Quality, Smog, Pollution, Environment, Health, Drought, Automobiles, Asthma

Drought Making California’s Air Quality Worse, American Lung Association Says

The ongoing drought and heavy reliance on automobiles makes California’s atmosphere the dirtiest in the country.

April 30, 2015

First U.S. Child Dies From Enterovirus D68

A child from Rhode Island is the first to pass away from the ongoing outbreak of enterovirus D68.

October 1, 2014

U.S. Appeals Court Upholds Obama Administration Limits On Air Toxins

By Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s first-ever limits on air toxins, including emissions of mercury, arsenic and acid gases, preserving a far-reaching rule the White House had touted as central to President Barack Obama’s environmental agenda. […]

April 15, 2014

Smoking Bans Can Help Kids’ Health, Researchers Say

By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — If legislation banning smoking protects people from disease, then the proportion of the world population covered by such laws is too low — just 16 percent, according to researchers. “Smoke-free legislation is associated with substantial reductions in preterm births” and hospital visits for asthma, the researchers […]

March 31, 2014