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Register for Camp Catch UR Breath

Camp Catch UR Breath is designed for children with asthma . At the camp, children will have fun, receive support from each other, and learn to manage their asthma while under the supervision of trained medical professionals. Who:  Children, ages … Continue reading

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Code Yellow Air Quality for Ozone in Roanoke on 5/5

Yesterday’s ozone levels hit a Code Yellow, with an 8-hour average of 67 ppb (parts per billion).  This is the highest concentration we’ve had in three years, but still significantly lower than the valley’s ozone levels a decade or so … Continue reading

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April Air Quality Data Available

The air quality summary spreadsheet is now available for April.  Here’s the summary:

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Roanoke’s Air Quality Improves, says ALA

Roanoke’s Air Quality Improves for Two of Three Measures Studied, Keeps “A” Grade in Third, Finds  American Lung Association’s 2015 ‘State of the Air’ Report The American Lung Association’s “State of the Air 2015” report released today finds the 2-city, … Continue reading

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Living with Animals and Asthma Event at Mill Mountain Zoo

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Cycling and Asthma

PeopleForBike’orgs #shedthemonster campaign featured a story about a man with severe asthma who is also a major cycling enthusiast: “Since I was a kid, I have always suffered with severe asthma. I have also loved riding bicycles since I was … Continue reading

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Air Quality Spreadsheet updated for April, 2015

Our air quality tracking spreadsheet has been updated with April, 2015 data.  You can view the summary chart below.

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Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to Resume Ozone Air Quality Forecasts via E-mail on Wednesday, April 15th

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to Resume Ozone Air Quality Forecasts via E-mail on Wednesday, April 15th The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will resume ground-level ozone air quality forecasts in addition to the currently-issued particle pollution forecasts via … Continue reading

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Review of the Roanoke County Planning Commission Wind Ordinance Hearing

I attended the Roanoke County Planning Commission’s hearing on zoning amendments to allow large and industrial wind turbines this past Tuesday night.  As you may have read in The Roanoke Times, the amendments were tabled for further review. Overall, I … Continue reading

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Public Hearing on Roanoke County Wind

Our coalition supports wind energy, both as a general air quality mitigation strategy and specifically in the case of the proposed Poor Mountain Wind Farm in Roanoke County.  We encourage health professionals, people with asthma and other air quality-related health … Continue reading

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