Living near a road, may be even more dangerous to your health than being in other places in a community, especially for children and the elderly.
Posts Tagged ‘EPA’
While more than 10 million children have been diagnosed with asthma, poor and minority children have worse asthma-related outcomes. To address this issue the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, along with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, released the Coordinated Federal Action Plan … [ Read full post ]
It’s well documented that air pollution can increase hospital visits among asthma patients but a recent NY Times article cites three separate studies that collectively have determined polluted air can go beyond our lungs and can be just as bad (if not worse) for our heart and brain.
Most of us probably already know about heart-healthy behaviors such as not smoking, being active and maintaining a healthy weight and diet. But did you know that polluted air and the invisible particle pollution it contains can harm your heart?
What is the state of our environment today? Looking back 40 years from now, what will images of our neighborhoods, parks and cities reveal about the health of our surroundings?
To tell this important story, The National Archives and Records Administration together with the United States Environmental Protection Agency is reviving its historic Documerica project… [ Read full post ]
A new interactive map from the Center for Public Integrity and NPR shows the locations of toxic-waste emitters in every state in the nation, including dozens of locations throughout California.
Click here to see the map.