A nationwide study has found that counties with even slightly higher levels of long-term air pollution are seeing larger numbers of Covid-19 deaths.
There's nothing like a cozy wood fire on a cold winter night, but state experts say people need to use “best burn" precautions to limit wood smoke pollution.
The government claims that the air quality data is inaccurate, that the public is to blame for not taking mass transit, and that the problem isn't as severe as it's made out to be.
A team of seven reporters at Undark news magazine won a $20,000 health journalism prize this week, while EHN.org reporter Kristina Marusic was a runner-up.
As climate change continues to fuel more intense and frequent wildfires, the number of people who die in the United States from inhaling wildfire smoke could more than double by 2100, jumping from 15,000 premature deaths per year today to 40,000 by the end of the century, according to a study published in the journal GeoHealth.
Our current crisis reaffirms the importance of weighing the health benefits of eating fish against chemical exposure risks.