Posts Tagged ‘EPA’

EPA study: Death risks are higher for heart attack survivors living near major roads

Wednesday, August 15th, 2012

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.

A recent study published in the American Heart Association’s journal Circulation found that heart attack survivors who live less than 100 meters (328 feet) from a major road have … [ Read full post ]

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Action Plan to Reduce Racial and Ethnic Asthma Disparities

Wednesday, June 13th, 2012

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 ]

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NY Times article: Inhaling dirty air can cause heart attacks and brain loss

Tuesday, March 20th, 2012

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.

The first study by Brown University in … [ Read full post ]

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National Archives seeks your photos, poems and more for Documerica project on the environment

Thursday, December 1st, 2011

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 ]

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New investigation reveals “poisoned places” in your neighborhood

Monday, November 7th, 2011

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.

The map is part of a larger investigation that found that many companies still emit high concentrations of hazardous … [ Read full post ]

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EPA chief: How’s California doing?

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Lisa Jackson gave her opinion of California’s progress on environmental health in a recent Los Angeles Times article.  So how’s the golden state doing? 

According to Jackson, a waiver to enforce tougher emissions standards in California caught the attention of President Obama, who directed the EPA to consider [ Read full post ]

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