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How Might EPA’s New Carbon Rules Affect Lung Health?

Here’s some data from the American Lung Association on how EPA’s new carbon rules might affect lung health. ¬†Mainly, it’s through the reduction of fine particulate matter pollution – PM 2.5 – which is one of the many pollutants emitted … 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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EPA Changes Soot Standards for the Better

Check out this information from the American Lung Association on new soot standards from the EPA: Particulate matter, also known as particle pollution or soot, is a mixture of liquid droplets and solid particles made of toxic chemicals, metals 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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Roanoke Valley Particulate Monitors Exceed Annual Health Standard in 2005

Feb. 23, 2006 – Two PM 2.5 monitors in the Roanoke Valley exceeded the EPA annual health standard during 2005. The Salem monitor, located at the Market Street Fire Station, had an annual arithmetic mean of 16.0 micrograms per cubic … Continue reading

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