ir pollution kills people — even with new, stricter standards on emissions, according to a study released Tuesday. The survey of more than 500,000 Americans shows that as air pollution levels rise in the areas where they live, rates of death rise. The researchers have even shown that as levels of certain pollutants in the[…]
In developing countries, nearly 3 billion people are dependent on food cooked over smoky fires that burn solid fuels like wood, dung, and coal. The smoke from these fires is responsible for the premature deaths of more than 10,000 people each day, and according to the World Health Organization, most of them are children and[…]
A new air monitoring site near the 60 Freeway in Ontario, a route frequently used by trucks, showed the highest concentrations of lung-damaging soot in the region. With its sprawl of tract homes, apartment complexes, shopping centers and warehouses, Ontario looks like many other communities in the Inland Empire and shares the same environmental woes,[…]
Air pollution is killing about 4,000 people in China a day, accounting for one in six premature deaths in the world’s most populous country, a new study finds. Physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, calculated about 1.6 million people in China die each year from heart, lung and stroke problems because of incredibly polluted[…]
BY JOHN M. BLODGETT / CONTRIBUTING WRITER Published: Aug. 12, 2015 Updated: 3:50 p.m. Available at http://www.pe.com/articles/air-776698-piqueras-campaign.html A UC Riverside doctorate student wants to convince the United Nations that clean air is as basic a human right as freedom of thought, access to education and equal protection of the law. This afternoon, he has five minutes[…]
The U.S. EPA AirNow program (www.AirNow.gov) protects public health by providing forecast and real-time observed air quality information across the United States, Canada, and Mexico. AirNow receives real-time air quality observations from over 2,000 monitoring stations and collects forecasts for more than 300 cities.
The fAIR4all campaign is a global movement with an end goal of establishing safe air as a basic human right and to reduce public risks in all areas of the world. Keep up with the campaign on Facebook: FAIR4all
At the Millennium Summit in September 2000 the largest gathering of world leaders in history adopted the UN Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets, with a deadline of 2015, that have become known as the Millennium Development Goals. The[…]