Tag Archives: Ozone

EPA’s Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee Comes to Agreement on Ozone Standard Recommendation

June 4, 2014 – by Gretchen Goldman, analyst. Center for Science and Democracy Today the EPA’s chartered Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee (CASAC) agreed on a recommendation to Administrator McCarthy regarding an update to the ambient air pollution standard for … Continue reading

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Rice University analysis links ozone levels, cardiac arrest

February 17, 2013- by Mike Williams, News Release from Rice University  Rice University analysis links ozone levels, cardiac arrest. Studies show particulate matter also has direct impact on heart attacks in Houston.  Researchers at Rice University in Houston have found a … Continue reading

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Ozone levels have sizeable impact on worker productivity

December 19, 2012- by e! Science News. Editors note: in 2012, data from the Indiana Department of Environmental Management indicated a total of six violations of the current 75 parts per billion Ozone standard.  Researchers in the Department of Health … Continue reading

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Athletics and Air Pollution-a fatal mix!

August 4, 2012-by John Blair valley watch.net editor Every summer of late, we see stories about how local athletes deal with heat, especially football players who wear heavy protective clothing and pads. Yes, heat is problem with athletes of all … Continue reading

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Politics and Clean Air-New York Times Editorial

November 21, 2011-Editorial in the New York Times President Obama’s decision in September to scuttle stricter national standards for smog may well go down as the worst environmental decision of his administration — unless, of course, even more damaging retreats lie ahead. … Continue reading

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The President Sabotages Clean Air Protections, Part 1

September 5, 2011-by John Walke, Clean Air Director, Natural Resources Defense Council. In the most outrageous environmental offense of the Obama administration, the president himself has intervened politically to block the Environmental Protection Agency from correcting an unprotective smog standard that the … Continue reading

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Obama caves to industry on setting health standard for ozone

September 2, 2011- The White House Office of the Press Secretary Statement by the President on the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Ozone Over the last two and half years, my administration, under the leadership of EPA Administrator Lisa Jackson, has … Continue reading

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EPA caves to industry again delaying a new health standard for ozone

July 26, 2011-by John Blair, valleywatch.net editor. In another disappointment for American health advocates, the Obama Administration has again delayed finalizing a new more protective standard for ozone in ambient air. Ironically, EPA has posted yet another Ozone Alert for … Continue reading

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Report Projects Health Impacts and Costs from Worsening Ozone. Ozone Pollution Could Cost Americans More Than $5 Billion in 2020

July 7. 2011-by the Union of Concerned Scientists Unchecked global warming could threaten public health and increase health costs by exacerbating ground-level ozone, according to a peer-reviewed report released today by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). The report, “Climate … Continue reading

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