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Final AQI Data for 2014

Our data guru, Mark Barker, has compiled the last of the air quality data for 2014, which you can see below.  Here are some of the highlights we wanted to bring to the fore: 2014 Highlights: Particulate matter pollution is … Continue reading

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Many Code Yellow Days in the Roanoke Valley

DEQ has forecasted a code yellow day for air quality in the Roanoke Valley tomorrow.  In addition, four of the of the worst air quality days this year were all in one week, which you can see in our updated AQI … Continue reading

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Where There’s Smoke, There Might Be Asthma

What you need to know about an HAP, a VOC, and fine particle pollution (or PM, particulate matter) is that all of these things are harmful to your health. An HAP, or hazardous air pollutant, is found in wood smoke … 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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