Pittsburgh region's air pollution worsening, report says

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Referring to a report by HEI, the DoE said diseases related to air pollution causes over 122,000 deaths in Bangladesh each year. The association obtained the data on air quality from the EPA's Air Quality System, formerly called the Aerometric Information Retrieval System database.

Ozone pollution is caused by chemical reactions resulting from emissions by motor vehicles and industry in the presence of sunlight. It presents the "latest analysis of worldwide air pollution exposures and health impacts" and is a global update on outdoor, or ambient, air pollution. It also contracted with Allen Lefohn of A.S.L. & Associates to study certain ozone and particulate matter information. The report found that, while air quality has drastically improved in the past two decades, unhealthy levels of ozone and particle pollution remained in Knoxville.

Even more shocking? Eight of the USA's 10 most-polluted cities, in terms of ozone pollution, are in California, according to the report.

Developing countries may definitely be a cause for concern with pollution-related deaths, but between 2010 and 2016 there was also an increase in USA deaths where decomposition was considered to be the cause. Data from The State of Global Air 2018 report indicate the highest risk for people living in North and West Africa, the Middle East, and South Asia, with the gap between more- and less-wealthy countries increasing.

This report documents how warmer temperatures brought by climate change make ozone more likely to form and harder to clean up. "The Lung Association in Vermont calls on our members of Congress to defend the Clean Air Act, now under threat from those who want to weaken this effective public health law".

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A new report by the American Lung Association shows Salt Lake City had fewer days of short-term pollution spikes and lower levels of particle pollution year-round from 2014 to 2016 than it did in a previous assessment.

The report named "State of the Air 2018", released Wednesday, covers 2014-2016 data, the most recent data available, and found that eight of the 10 us cities with the worst ozone pollution are in California.

The nation's cleanest cities are Bellingham, Wash.; Burlington, Vt.; Casper, Wyo.; Honolulu; Melbourne, Fla.; and Wilmington, N.C. "And Kent County had a "B" last year-it didn't go all the way to an "F", it went to a "C". "Some cement, steel and re-rolling factories are the sources of air pollution apart from brick kilns and construction works", the director informed.

Ninety-five per cent of the world's population breathe air polluted above the levels that the World Health Organisation (WHO) deem safe.

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