Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

Trump White House fabricates wages figure on first day.
Saturday January 21st 2017, 2:00 pm

Shortly after Donald Trump was sworn in as president on Friday, the White House said that eliminating power plant climate rules, a clean water rule and other environmental regulations would “greatly help American workers, increasing wages by more than $30 billion over the next 7 years.”

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Scott Pruitt is bad for your health.
Saturday January 21st 2017, 2:00 pm

At his confirmation hearing, the nominee to lead the Environmental Protection Agency struggled to identify cases in which he’d stood up for environmental and health protections.

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America isn’t that divided on the environment.
Saturday January 21st 2017, 2:00 pm

After the election, Bernie Sanders spoke to an enthusiastic crowd of students at my university and delivered a message rarely heard in recent months: America is not divided, he said. Rather, the overwhelming majority of citizens agree on core economic goals.

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Trump’s White House website now only mentions “climate” in his plans to ax Obama’s policies.
Friday January 20th 2017, 2:00 pm

Behind the glitz and glamor Friday came another key White House transition: Trump erased the climate change section of the White House website.

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US cities move to curb lead poisoning following Reuters report.
Friday January 20th 2017, 2:00 pm

Public officials are advancing measures, such as more blood-lead screening and property inspections, to protect children from the toxic threat.

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In Mumbai 35.3% premature deaths were results of stroke because of air pollution.
Friday January 20th 2017, 2:00 pm

Most premature deaths in Mumbai and Delhi over two decades were caused by stroke (a medical condition that occurs when blood supply to the brain is cut off), due to inhalation of ultrafine suspended particles, revealed a new study.

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‘Blockades, mazes and rabbit holes’ for public records at Oregon environmental agency.
Friday January 20th 2017, 2:00 pm

Transparency is a mess at the agency responsible for policing Oregon’s air and water pollution, a new Portland State University study has found.

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‘Red’ toxic smog alert issued in eight London boroughs as filthy air arrives from Germany.
Friday January 20th 2017, 2:00 pm

London was today put on “red” toxic air alert with millions of people told to consider taking it easy for their health.

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Road outrage.
Friday January 20th 2017, 2:00 pm

To stop carmakers bending the rules, Europe must get much tougher.

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Polish pollution akin to smoking 4,000 cigarettes a year.
Friday January 20th 2017, 2:00 pm

Researchers estimate that living in smoggy Kraków is the same as smoking 4,000 cigarettes a year.

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Children with asthma are more likely to become obese.
Friday January 20th 2017, 2:00 pm

Children with asthma are over 50 per cent more likely to become obese within ten years of being diagnosed, warns a new study which suggests that using inhalers during the attack may prevent this effect.

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