Author Archives: Jeremy Holmes

Register for Asthma Camp 2017

Sign up for Roanoke Camp Catch UR Breath!  The camp is for children with persistent asthma and will be held at the Virginia Western Natural Sciences Building from July 19th through 21st.  Contact Sally Southard at swsouthard@carilionclinic.org for more information.

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Air Quality Updated through November 2016

Our monthly air quality tracking spreadsheet has been updated through November of 2016.  Click the link to download the Excel sheet. The summary can be found in the table below:  

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Upcoming Pediatrics Conference

It Takes a Community To Improve Child Health Friday, Dec. 2 | 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center 110 Shenandoah Ave., N.W., Roanoke, VA 24016 Join your colleagues for plenary and interactive sessions on a … Continue reading

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October 12: Roanoke College offering evening Forum on Natural Gas Pipelines

Via coalition member Roanoke Valley Cool Cities Coalition: FORUM ON NATURAL GAS PIPELINES: DO WE NEED THEM? AT WHAT COST? WHEN:     Wednesday, October 12, 2016, 6 PM WHERE:   Roanoke College, Colket Center, main ballroom (3rd floor) http://www.roanoke.edu/about/visit/maps_and_directions Free and open … Continue reading

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Free Online Asthma Class

Coalition member Dr. Stuart Tousman is offering a free, online, asthma management course.  Details are below.  To get involved, contact Dr. Tousman at satousman@jchs.edu or 540-985-8371.  

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Suspension of Ozone Alerts

Via the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality: Seasonal suspension of daily ozone forecasts as of September 23rd; Daily particle pollution forecasts continue year-round Seasonal suspension of daily ozone forecasts as of September 23rd; Daily particle pollution forecasts continue year-round As … Continue reading

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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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