Tag Archives: air quality

2015 Air Quality Updated

Our air quality tracker spreadsheet has been updated for February.  The main pollutant for the month was PM 2.5, continuing the trend for this to be an area of concern within the Roanoke Valley. Thus far in March, we have … Continue reading

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Catching Your Breath At The Gym

If you’re having trouble catching your breath during your workout, it may not be the exercise that’s making your lungs work overtime – it may be the air you’re breathing. The Mother Nature Network posted this article on a study … Continue reading

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Harvard Talks Health Benefits of Carbon Reduction

Yesterday we posted comments from the Virginia Asthma Coalition supporting the EPA’s new clean power plant rules, arriving at that support from an air quality/health perspective. To further support that line of thinking, here is the work of some Harvard … Continue reading

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Air Quality Spreadsheet Updated

An updated copy of the 2014 Air Quality Index spreadsheet has been uploaded to the site. Highlights:   To date, the Roanoke Valley has not experienced any ozone or PM2.5 orange AQI days in 2014. In August, we had 4 … Continue reading

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Yellow Air Quality Day in Roanoke, 8/6

Virginia’s Department of Environmental Quality has forecast a Yellow air quality day for tomorrow, August 6th, 2014. Roanoke Color Code: Yellow – Moderate air quality Primary Pollutant: Particle pollution Health Information Code Orange: Active children and adults, and people with … Continue reading

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Code Orange Air Quality in Richmond tomorrow

DEQ is projecting a Code Orange air quality day in Richmond tomorrow, and a Code Yellow in Roanoke.  If Richmond gets a few in a row it could suggest a trend that will see Roanoke following shortly thereafter. Air quality … Continue reading

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Code Yellow Air Quality Day for Monday, June 16

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Dan Salkovitz, (804) 698-4404 or Mike Kiss, (804) 698-4460 Air quality forecasts for June 14, June 15, and June 16, 2014 More detailed information is available on the Virginia Department of Environmental Quality web site at … Continue reading

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Virginia Department of Environmental Quality to Resume Ozone Air Quality Forecasts via E-mail on Monday, April 14th

Sign up for the local Air Quality Action day list at ridesolutions.org. 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 e-mail on Monday, April 14th. … Continue reading

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Health and the Roanoke Region’s Future

This is a bit of a shameless cross-post.  On my RIDE Solutions blog, I’ve got some info about today’s Partnership for a Livable Roanoke Valley stakeholder’s meeting during which we reviewed the results of a recent Virginia Tech survey and … Continue reading

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During Colder Months, Pay Attention to Indoor Air Quality

Now that the hotter months of summer are behind us, outdoor air quality is less of an issue (though not entirely moot – particulate pollution can still be a problem even during winter).  However, as we all huddle in our … Continue reading

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