Monday, May 7, 2012

Air pollution children

  • Kellen Bolden was only 10 years old when an asthma attack took his life, but his mom still remembers him as a little man with big aspirations. Kellen Bolden, 1990-2001. He often said to himself, Good morning, Mr.
  • (Huffington Post)
  • Overall, 17% of children in the United States are obese, and in inner-city neighborhoods, the prevalence is as high as 25%. While poor diets and physical inactivity are the main culprits, there is new evidence that air pollution can play a role.
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  • After four years as mayor it is disappointing that his only solution to tackling air pollution in London is to glue it to the road, the MPs said in the letter.
  • (The Guardian)
  • Research shows these PM2.5s are likely to be inhaled deep into the respiratory tract and with other forms of air pollution can reduce the lung capacity of children.
  • (The Guardian)
  • Theres room for improvement, but we dont live in a heavily polluted area. He said children and the elderly are most at risk during high pollution levels and suggested they limit outdoor activities during air quality alerts.
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  • Those at greatest risk from air pollution include babies, children, older adults, anyone with lung diseases like asthma, people with heart disease or diabetes and anyone who works or exercises outdoors.
  • (Daily Comet)
  • "Air pollution from exhaust fumes kills more than twice as many of people sometimes suggested to be at greater risk from traffic fumes, such as young children, people with lung problems and cyclists riding through heavy traffic.
  • (NHS Choices)
  • Children who are exposed to even low levels of mercury before The technology to control toxic air pollution is well-developed, widely available, and already being used by some power plants including the Merrimack Station.
  • (Concord Monitor)
  • In reference to the hundreds of open-air toxic waste pits left by Chevron and other oil Kennedy said that each of them told the same story.
  • (YAHOO!)
  • Air pollution places an enormous burden on children, older adults and people with chronic diseases. The threats to public health are real in the Liberty community -- and in the rest of Greater Pittsburgh.
  • (Pittsburgh Post-Gazette)

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