Monthly Archives: February 2014

Roanoke Valley AQI Days, 2013

Our spreadsheets for 2012 and 2013 AQI have been updated.  You can download the spreadsheets in Excel format from the provided links, or visit our Air Quality page for more information.

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Children’s Lung Health Seriously Affected by Traffic Pollution

Over a decade of research has shown strong links between children’s lung health and traffic-related air pollution. Children who live near busy freeways, play sports in air with high ozone concentrations, or are within 1.5 miles of heavy emission zones … Continue reading

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Where There’s Smoke, There Might Be Asthma

What you need to know about an HAP, a VOC, and fine particle pollution (or PM, particulate matter) is that all of these things are harmful to your health. An HAP, or hazardous air pollutant, is found in wood smoke … Continue reading

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