Yellow Air Quality for Particulates Today

From member Diana Christopulos:

As you may have noticed, air quality is poor today in the Roanoke region – and in the entire state of Virginia – due to particle pollution.

May is Asthma Awareness month, and as it happens Gene Marrano just did a story this morning on asthma awareness and air quality. You can hear a 1-minute clip here:

The main sources of this pollution are coal-fired power plants and internal combustion engines – especially diesel engines that are older and have not been retrofitted to take advantage of the ultra low sulfur diesel fuel.

To learn more about particle pollution, see the website of the Greater Roanoke Valley Asthma and Air Quality Coalition:

For summary information on the health effects of air pollution, see

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s