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  • Air pollution linked to schizophrenia, autism
    Air pollution linked to schizophrenia, autism
    Los Angeles boasts a Mediterranean climate where outdoor activities can enjoyed most days of the year; however, LA smog is nothing to crow about. Smoggy days are dreaded by individuals with asthma and other respiratory problems; thus, numerous...
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    EPA fines California importer of Chinese motorcycles and recreation vehicles
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced a fine of $630,000 against American Lifan Industry, Inc., an Ontario, CA based importer of vehicles and engines. The company was charged with illegally importing and selling...
  • Paris Car Ban
    Paris car ban: High smog and pollution levels in Paris lead to car ban
    A Paris car ban is in effect starting today in the City of Lights, after government officials determined that pollution levels are reaching dangerous highs.According to CNN on Monday, via Yahoo!, the aim is to “cut back Parisian traffic by...
  • Chinese import: LA smog
    Chinese import: LA smog
    More than half a century ago, Los Angeles began issuing regulations to decrease air pollution. On October 14, 1947, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors established the nation's first air pollution control program by creating the Los...
  • Air pollution linked to pneunmonia and ear infections in children
    Air pollution linked to respiratory and ear infections in children
    Los Angeles is noted for its sunny climate, fine nearby beaches—and smog. A new study by European researchers has reported a link between air pollution and childhood infections: pneumonia and ear infections (otitis media). The findings were...
  • Models in Chines smog must wear masks
    Models, Chinese, smog: Air Pollution forces China models to don surgical masks
    Models, Chinese, smog, and catwalks? What’s the connection? At a fashion show over the weekend, models strutted along a catwalk at a jewelry fashion show in the city of Nanjing. Many thought the surgical masks worn by the runway models were...
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    APCD trumpets compliance with air quality standard that no longer exists
    In the Alice-in-Wonderland world that sometimes appears to embrace environmental regulations, certain noteworthy events happen that cause those who aren't deeply involved in such matters to scratch their heads and say, "Huh?"Such is...
  • China smog
    Doctor says smog is responsible for 8-year-old girl's cancer in China
    China's smog has done a little more than just taking the light out of China’s skies, it has given an 8-year-old cancer. According to the South China Morning Post on Nov. 5, doctors are directly blaming environmental factors for the girl&...
  • City air pollution linked to increases in heart attacks
    City air pollution linked to increases in heart attacks
    Eat right and exercise. That's the typical health advice we often hear but what we breathe into our bodies can have a profound effect on health too. Air pollution has been linked to respiratory illnesses, learning and memory problems,...
  • China smog puts cities at standstill.
    China smog brings cities to a halt: Designated day to turn on heat brings smog
    The China smog has brought cities to a standstill today with schools canceled and even businesses closing during some of the worst smog ever seen on the planet. According to USA Today on Oct. 21, one of the northern cities in China is seeing a...
  • California Air Basins
    The 5 smoggiest air basins in California
    Bakersfield residents know that they live with some of the worst air quality in the state, if not the nation. However, smog isn't a problem here in the San Joaquin Valley alone - several other areas of the state struggle with it as well.Here...
  • Smog reported to increase autism risk
    Smog reported to increase autism risk
    Los Angeles is known for its sunny climate, fine beaches—and smoggy air. A new study has found that mothers’ exposure to air pollution during pregnancy increases the risk of autism spectrum disorder on their child. Researchers...
  • Car exhaust can trash your arteries
    Car exhaust can trash your arteries
    Exposure to automobile emissions is unavoidable in Los Angeles—the city of cars. All would agree that breathing exhaust fumes is not compatible with a healthy lifestyle and that the exposure is particularly troublesome to those with asthma,...
  • Who contributes the most air pollution in the Valley - five surprising answers
    Who contributes the most air pollution in the Valley - five surprising answers
    Those of us who live in Bakersfield, Kern County, and elsewhere in the San Joaquin Valley may not agree on everything, but, one thing we all seem to agree on is that the quality of the air that we breathe everyday is bad - real bad.What many...
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    Beijing smog emergency action
    In January 2013, the Beijing government had to invoke emergency measures because the smog in the city was off the charts. A third of the government vehicles were ordered off the roads and over one hundred factories were shut down in the city of...