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