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Air Pollution Has Impact on Childhood Brain Development

We already know that air pollution kills, with thousands of people in the US succumbing to conditions caused by poor air quality every year. Now, a new report from UNICEF indicates that even if its effects aren’t fatal, it can cause untold damage to the developing brain. The most crucial stage of the brain’s growth […]

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How to Protect Yourself From Wildfire Smoke

No one knows what sparked the violent fires ablaze in the hills of California wine country. In the last five days, the flames have torched more than 160,000 acres across Napa and Sonoma counties, reducing parts of Santa Rosa to piles of cinder and ash and leaving more than 20 dead and hundreds missing. And […]

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Wildfires Force Mass Evacuations Around Los Angeles

The relentless wind-whipped wildfires ravaging Southern California are expected to worsen Thursday, as dangerous winds are forecast to fan the flames in different directions and force more evacuations from a region where more than 200,000 people have already fled. Winds on Thursday morning topped 50 mph in the greater Los Angeles area, keeping residents across […]

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3 Pollution Mask Startups Design for Fashion Forward Health

Air pollution causes millions of deaths per year, and 92% of cities around the world fail to meet the World Health Organization’s air quality safety guidelines. With a health crisis seeping into the world’s lungs, a group of companies is trying to address it by providing high-quality pollution masks that are stylish enough to match […]

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Air Pollution Denial: ‘Modern Air is Too Clean’ Says Skeptics

Despite report after report linking air pollution to deterioration of the lungs, heart and brain, Prof Robert Phalen believes the air is “too clean” for children. After all, everybody needs a bit of immune-system-boosting dirt in their lungs. “Modern air is a little too clean for optimum health,” he told the American Association for the […]

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New City Bike Lanes Protect Cyclists from Air Pollution

As a relatively new cyclist and resident of South Seattle, the recent The Urbanist piece about the downgrading of protected bike lanes frustrated me. The bike lane already on the Othello-Myrtle-Swift corridor (with intermittent sharrows), or even a widened bike lane, does not provide the benefits of a true protected bike lane. There are many […]

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British Schools Urged to Install Air Pollution Monitors

Schools have been urged to install air pollution monitors and encourage families to walk or cycle to school to help keep children safe from “toxic air”. Guidance published by the National Education Union (NEU) and the British Lung Foundation also suggests that pupils should learn about air pollution in lessons, and calls for schools to […]

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Gas Company Spending $300 Million to Reduce Pollution

October 31, 2017 – The Department of Justice, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Louisiana Department of Environmental Quality (LDEQ) announced a settlement today with Exxon Mobil Corp. and ExxonMobil Oil Corp., (ExxonMobil) that will eliminate thousands of tons of harmful air pollution from eight of Exxon’s petrochemical manufacturing facilities in Texas and […]

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O2TODAY Urban Air Face Mask Review

As the general public is becoming more aware of the affects of increased fossil fuel consumption and industrial pollution in condensed urban spaces we have seen the proliferation of air pollution face masks to combat this problem. Companies like Vogmask burst onto the scene in 2012 with stylish fashion designs and air filtering technology to […]

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Pollution Connected to Nine Million Deaths a Year

Pollution claimed the lives of nine million people in 2015, one in every six deaths that year, according to a report published on Friday. Almost all the deaths, 92 percent, happened in low- and middle-income countries, it said, with air pollution the main culprit, felling 6.5 million people. Almost half of the total toll came […]

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