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Thousands of lives could be saved in California by stricter air pollution limits, study finds

Published: 
Mon, 08/15/2016 (All day)

More than 2,000 Southern Californians die early each year from polluted air, and the region would benefit the most of anywhere in the country from reducing ozone and fine particle pollution below current federal limits, a new study has found.

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SoCal hit with worst smog in years as hot, stagnant weather brings surge in hospital visits

Published: 
Mon, 08/15/2016 (All day)

Southern California is experiencing its worst smog in years this summer as heat and stagnant weather increase the number of bad air days and drive up ozone pollution to levels not seen since 2009.

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Climate change could worsen ozone levels across the U.S., study says

Published: 
Tue, 05/06/2014 - 2:43pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Smog could worsen across the United States in the coming decades as climate change boosts summer temperatures and makes ozone levels more difficult to control, a new study says.

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Microsampling Air Pollution

Published: 
Wed, 06/05/2013 - 11:52pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Near the corner of Tillary and Jay Streets in Brooklyn, Michael Heimbinder stood near a blue mailbox, head down, poking at his smartphone. A graph appeared: a single line plotting ambient carbon monoxide exposure in the neighborhood.