Posts tagged with: particulate matter

New study shows air pollution may pose serious health risks to children

A new study, published by the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine, shows that even short-term exposure of air pollution increases the risk of lower respiratory infections, which can lead to serious health effects in young children. Acute respiratory infection of the lungs and airways, usually caused by viruses, is one of the

New study shows African Americans face greater pollution-related health risks

A recent EPA study showed that minorities face a greater risk from air pollution than white people, and black people in particular are the most disproportionately affected. The study, which was published by the American Journal of Public Health, focused on air pollution caused by particulate matter (PM) of 2.5 micrometers in diameter or less.

Loophole in Trump EPA rule allows trucks to bypass emissions standards and regulations

A truck dealership in central Tennessee is currently showcasing the fact that “glider” trucks are easily able to bypass emissions rules because of a loophole the Trump administration and EPA administrator Scott Pruitt are pushing to keep in place after the Obama administration enacted a rule to eliminate it. Glider trucks contribute heavily to air

EPA proposes pollution rule reversal for heavy-duty trucks

Last week, the EPA moved to repeal Obama-era limits on air pollution from heavy-duty trucks with older engines. The initial rules sought to reduce several air pollutants, including tiny particles and greenhouse-gas emissions linked to climate change. These “glider trucks” contribute heavily to air pollution in the Houston area and across the country, filling the