P.J. Quesada: Utilities commission must act to encourage clean energy microgrids

When I was diagnosed with severe asthma at the age of 5, my mom asked the doctor what could be done. He basically said, "Move out of California to avoid pollution."

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Toxic air pollution kills 712 in south west London so far this year

For toddlers and children, exposure to air pollution can cause asthma, wheezing, coughing, slower development of lung function and other developmental problems.


Mapping the disparities of Chicago's unequal pandemic

Draw a map of Chicago and shade the areas with more poverty, pollution and coronavirus. It will start to look like being Black is a pre-existing condition.

How to protect yourself from low air quality, pollution amid raging wildfires

Wildfire smoke can be harmful to both animals and humans, and people with preexisting lung conditions, children and pregnant women are especially at risk for becoming seriously ill from poor air quality.

Smoke from California's record wildfires is its own disaster

The recent inundation of wildfire smoke in the Bay Area was associated with an increased number of patients seeking treatment for respiratory conditions and other ailments.

Racial and economic divides extend to wildfire smoke, too

While mounting evidence suggests that wildfire smoke is bad for all humans, not everyone is equally at risk.

Can U.S. health authorities learn from BC’s experience with wildfire smoke?

British Columbia health specialists are ahead of their counterparts in the U.S. when it comes to anticipating sicknesses resulting from wildfire smoke.

How London's air pollution is impacting people with asthma and lung conditions

A 2019 study by King's College London and Imperial College London found around 1,000 London hospital admissions for asthma and serious lung conditions every year were caused by poor air quality in the capital.

Enviro groups challenge EPA's new air rule for ethane crackers

Groups say the new rules don't protect the public from harmful emissions from these plants and allow too many loopholes for industry.

As the West burns, Trump administration races to demolish environmental protections

Polluters and their agents in government want to finalize as many environmental rollbacks as possible before the presidential election.

‘This does not look good for children': Fires pose risk to young lungs

The wildfires blazing in the West could hinder developing lungs, worsen asthma and even lead to the condition in those who don’t have it but are genetically disposed to it.

As wildfire smoke becomes a part of life on the West Coast, so do its health risks

Wildfires are causing record amounts of smoke to settle over West Coast states, leading to new habits and health problems.

Communities of color are dumping grounds for toxic waste in Michigan

Seven of eight hazardous-waste facilities that accept offsite waste in Michigan are in disproportionately Black, lower-income communities in metro Detroit.

Factory farming’s government-issued air pollution pass

The pollutants wafting from these operations are largely unregulated by the federal government.

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Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

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