Air Quality: Suffolk County receives an “F”

The full report, with background and info on air pollution issues, is at an American Lung Association webpage: here Detailed, Suffolk County article at Newsday (subscription media): at Newsday here.

Information on Persistent Organic Pollutants PLUS press conference about POPs and NY State government

Persistent Organic Pollutants are chemical substances that appear in the air, and in animal fat. POPs is a nickname for these harmful pollutants. Cancer Action New York studies the problem of POPs. The organization attempts to get various layers of government to acknowledge the reality of POPs,  to take logical steps to reduce POPs, and […]

Air pollution can lead to brain damage and depression

(excerpt from) The Telegraph UK Pollution can lead to brain damage and depression warn scientists Long term exposure to air pollution could damage the brain and lead to learning and memory problems and even depression, new research has revealed.

Half of All Americans Breathe Polluted Air (via Chrisy58’s Weblog)

  The United States has made progress in cleaning up air pollution, but 154.5 million people, about half the population, live where the air is so polluted with smog and particles that it is often dangerous to breathe, the Ame … Read More via Chrisy58’s Weblog

Air pollution linked to deadly cardiac arrests | Reuters

Breathing in soot and other fine particles from the urban air may increase the risk of suffering a deadly heart stoppage, suggests a new study of more than 8,000 cardiac arrests in New York City. via Air pollution linked to deadly cardiac arrests | Reuters.

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