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Shocking new study finds 4 out of every 10 Americans live in areas with unhealthy air pollution

About 40 percent of Americans are living in places with unhealthy air quality, according to the American Lung Association's most recent issue of its State of the Air report.

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Pittsburgh

2020 Mon Valley air was the healthiest it’s ever been; region still receives an ‘F’

The air quality near the Clairton Coke Works in the Mon Valley improved more than any other part of the county in 2020 but still isn't healthy.
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Toxics

Air quality in region better but not good enough, annual report says

American Lung Association's annual report gives Pittsburgh region failing grades again despite lower soot and smog-forming emissions.

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How 'clean coal' affected a Pennsylvania town

Barbara Szalai wasn’t worried about moving upriver from a coal plant. Then sticky black dust started coating her home, and the headaches and allergies began.
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Climate

Study: Full transition to electric cars would improve U.S. air, health

America's air would become remarkably cleaner if the country accelerated its transition to electric cars that don't rely on fossil fuels, the American Lung Association said in a new report.

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Toxics

Air quality report: Washington cities see worst-ever air quality rankings

As many Washingtonians are celebrating the 50th anniversary of Earth Day from within their own homes during the COVID-19 pandemic , new research is indicating that air pollution in several cities has reached all-time highs.

Justice

Pittsburgh's air quality gets failing grade—again

Air quality is improving but American Lung Association report still ranks Allegheny County and tri-state region air among nation's worst.

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Toxics

Robin Schneider: Trump and Abbott are giving a license to pollute under cover of coronavirus

By setting aside vital protective measures, the president and governor appear to take advantage of an economic and health emergency in order to allow more profits and pollution from existing industrial plants and to speed up the permitting of proposed new fossil fuel and plastics plants.

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Toxics

Hot weather, pollution fuel unhealthy air conditions in Chicago

Rising temperatures this week could lead to unhealthy air quality, particularly for people with respiratory conditions, as the heat combines with pollution from vehicle emissions and other sources, says the American Lung Association. 
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Toxics

U.S. cities with the worst air pollution; the list is out

The American Lung Association has released its annual "State of the Air" report. The data shows a downward trend in air quality across the U.S.
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Toxics

Los Angeles is still the smoggiest US city, report says

Los Angeles kept its dubious distinction as the U.S. city with the dirtiest air, the American Lung Association's annual report said.
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Originals

Pittsburgh’s air quality continues to decline, new report finds

PITTSBURGH—For the second year in a row, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, was the only U.S. county outside of California to receive all F's in the American Lung Association's national air quality report card.

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Opinion

Emma Wimmer: Keep cleaner cars standards to protect public health

Rolling back the cleaner cars standards would hinder our ability to protect vulnerable communities from the impacts of climate change, including from worsened air pollution.

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Pittsburgh

State Rep.-elect Summer Lee rallies with environmentalists for cleaner air

At a rally in the Allegheny County Courthouse, Lee says “clean air is a basic human right."

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Toxics

EPA's transparency rule won't help science, say scientists

Dozens of scientific and medical groups oppose the proposal, which began under former EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt.
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The company scraps planned Pennsylvania investments and will instead shut down three polluting batteries in 2023. The announcement comes a week after a study shows lower lung function in people living near its Pittsburgh-region facility.

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