microscopic particles

Californians Dying Prematurely from Particles in Vehicle Exhaust

Californians Dying Prematurely from Particles in Vehicle Exhaust

SACRAMENTO, California, May 23, 2008 (ENS) – Every year, up to 24,000 Californians die prematurely because they breathe fine particle pollution over a long period of time, according to research presented Thursday to the California Air Resources Board. A majority of these deaths occur in highly populated areas around the state, including the South Coast,…

EPA Petitioned to Stop Sale of 260 Products Containing Nano-Silver

EPA Petitioned to Stop Sale of 260 Products Containing Nano-Silver

WASHINGTON, DC, May 2, 2008 (ENS) – A coalition of consumer, health, and environmental groups Thursday filed a legal petition with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, demanding that the agency use its authority to regulate pesticides to stop the sale of more than 260 consumer products using nanosized versions of silver. The legal action is…

Breathing in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh Can Be Hazardous

Breathing in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh Can Be Hazardous

WASHINGTON, DC, May 1, 2008 (ENS) – One out of every 10 people in the United States lives in an area with unhealthful levels of all three types of air pollution tracked by the new American Lung Association State of the Air report – ozone, short-term particle pollution and year-round particle pollution. Published today, the…