Monthly Archives: July 2016

New Virginia Law Bans Smoking in Car

A Virginia law went into effect July 1 banning smoking in a car with a child under 8 years old.  The law only affects lighted smoking equipment, so doesn’t appear to cover vaping, and is only a secondary offense.  So, … Continue reading

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Lead Safe Roanoke

We wanted to share some information from our friends at Lead Safe Roanoke about their free lead abatement program: Free! The City of Roanoke’s Lead Safe Roanoke Program performs improvements to remove lead-based paint hazards from owner-occupied and rental homes. … Continue reading

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Smog and Blood Pressure

U.S. News and World Report reports that there are increasing connections between smog – the type of pollution we deal with most in the Roanoke Valley – and high blood pressure.  Meaning it’s not just your lungs that are struggling … Continue reading

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Air Quality Data Updated for June

June air quality data has been updated for the Roanoke Valley.  Find the current spreadsheet here.

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