Report Gives New Hampshire Air Quality Passing Grade
Overall, the American Lung Association's report seemed optimistic about the results, which depicted a reduction in pollutant levels from recent years. The report focuses on two outdoor air pollutants which include ozone and particle pollution. Drought prompts dust storms and wildfires, which, in turn, increase short-term particle pollution. Both ozone and particle pollution are risky to public health and can be lethal. But the trends reported in this year's report, which covers data collected by states, cities, counties, tribes and federal agencies in 2013-2015, are strikingly different for these pollutants, nationwide, and in CT.
According to the American Lung Association, which conducts the report, San Luis Obispo County ranked tenth for the most polluted county in the nation under the annual particle pollution category.
Stanislaus County had an average of 30 unhealthy particle pollution days, Fresno County had 41 and Madera County had 25.
The report's authors said it was critical that the government continue tough environmental policies like the federal Clean Air Act.
Air pollution is still "making people sick and cutting lives short", said the association's Bonnie Holmes-Gen, who is based in Sacramento. "Our nation's leaders must do more to protect the health of all Americans".
The report argues air pollution represents a "real public health crisis", threatening people with asthma attacks and lung diseases, and suggests climate change is exacerbating conditions.
Lawyer: United will save evidence in dragged passenger case
In an unrelated incident, a United passenger complained that a scorpion stung him during a flight from Texas, also on Sunday. United said the new policy would make sure it doesn't face a similar situation of a paying passenger forcibly removed again.
"Even though this is the third year in a row where New Castle County did improve its ozone levels to the best ever, it still averaged about six days a year when the ozone levels were in the unhealthful range for people in those sensitive groups", said Stewart. California's Visalia-Porterville-Hanford was an area where levels worsened and has the dubious title as the most-polluted city for year-round particle pollution.
The report ranked Houston as the 12th worst for ozone pollution out of 228 metropolitan areas, the 16th worst city for year-round particle pollution out of 186 metropolitan areas and the 49th worst for 24-hour particle pollution. He said five of 14 fine particulate monitors ranked in the worst 10 percent nationwide, and 10 of 14 ranked in the worst quarter of monitor readings. However, the number of bad air days went up in 2016, with 116 days failing to meet the federal health standard for ozone, according to state data. They are considered the most harmful form of air pollution because they are able to bypass the body's defenses and be inhaled into the lungs.
The American Lung Association report revealed approximately 125 million Americans across the country or 40 percent of the nationwide population, are now living amid unhealthy air pollution levels, National Geographic reports.
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Ozone, also known as smog, is created when sunlight reacts with vehicle emissions and other sources. "We are seeing continued improvement in parts of the state, but there are too many areas where residents are breathing dirty air and we must work to reduce all sources of air pollution".
Apple Self-Driving Car Project is Alive
The permit allows Apple to begin testing up to three 2015 Lexus SUVs similar to the type that Google uses for its autonomous cars. Some of the new hires came from companies such as Ford and Tesla , who are also researching self-driving technology.
Mnuchin Warns of Tax Reform Delay Following Healthcare Setback
Mnuchin made the comments in an interview with The Financial Times released on Monday. He, however, insisted that tax reforms would be done before the end of 2017.
Markets Right Now: Health care, banks lead US stocks lower
May formally triggered Britain's exit from the European Union last month and she intends to seek a stronger parliamentary mandate. Declining issues outnumbered advancing ones on the NYSE by a 1.11-to-1 ratio; on Nasdaq, a 1.27-to-1 ratio favoured decliners.
Captain Marvel film 'to be directed by indie film-makers Boden and Fleck'
Be proactive - Use the "Flag as Inappropriate" link at the upper right corner of each comment to let us know of abusive posts. Marvel and first appeared in her own comic book in 1977, before taking the identity of Captain Marvel in 2012.
Petrol pumps Declares Holiday on Sundays from May 14
Similarly, on an average, 5,000 litres of petrol/diesel was sold a day in one fuel outlet. He claimed that a decision on closing the pumps would be taken only then.
Barcelona in tricky position to produce another comeback
But they made another shocking start in Turin last week as Paulo Dybala scored twice to put Juventus firmly in control. We need our fans to remain at the stadium anytime during the game. "Our objective is to score five goals ".
3 men killed in Fresno hate-crime shooting identified
At one point he shot at a vehicle , but when he saw there were two Hispanic females inside, he stopped his attack. Francine Williams described her 25-year-old son as a kind and giving person who had recently gotten engaged.
Internal memo on Bill O'Reilly sent to Fox News employees
For years, the show has been a huge revenue source for its network, Fox News, and especially its parent company, 21 Century Fox . Bill O'Reilly has officially left the Fox News Channel after a serious of damaging sexual harassment allegations.
Hughton hails Premier League new boys Brighton
He said: "We have to strengthen, that goes without saying, but we're not looking to spend huge amounts". He added in The Argus : "We're not there for just one season, we intend to be there for a while".
Tom Brady Shares Why He's Missing White House Visit
Trump singled out a few players in the crowd behind him who made game-changing plays during the game. "Way to go, Danny". The President regaled attendees with a story about that letter, which Trump said was full of praise for his success.