Air Pollution

Supreme Court Seems Divided Over EPA Mercury LimitsThe Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.
Health: Protecting Skin From Air PollutionFrom car exhaust and cigarette smoke, to soot and smog, air pollution is not only bad for your lungs. Dirty air hurts your skin too.
American Lung Association Says Philly One Of Most Air-Polluted In CountryThe American Lung Association says the Philadelphia region is still among the most air-polluted places in the country.
Research Confirms Long-held Belief That Polluted Air Causes CancerAccording to new research from the International Agency for Research on Cancer, outdoor air pollution has now been categorized as carcinogenic to humans.
Study: Kids Exposed To Air Pollution At Young Age At Higher Risk Of Hyperactivity A new study has found that children who are exposed to higher levels of traffic-related air pollution at a young age are more at risk of being hyperactive.
New Report Ranks Pennsylvania Third For Most Toxic Air PollutionPennsylvania is in the top three states with the most toxic air pollution. That's according to data released on Thursday by the Natural Resources Defense Council and the Clean Air Council.
Chester, Pa. Approves Smoking Ban Near Parks and PlaygroundsChester City Council adopted an ordinance, the first of its kind in Southeastern Pennsylvania, that bans smoking within 50 feet of parks, playgrounds, pools, and recreation centers in the city.
High Ozone Level Triggers Hot-Weather 'Code Orange' Alert For RegionPhiladelphia and its surrounding counties are under a "code orange," meaning the air contains unhealthy levels of ozone.
Health: State Of The AirThe American Lung Association is out with its annual State of the Air report, and our area is among the 10 most polluted.
Pa. Lawmaker Wants To Lift Doctor-Patient Gag Order in Marcellus Shale LawPennsylvania's new law governing Marcellus shale gas drilling -- Act 13 -- bars doctors and other health professions from sharing information about what chemicals are used in the process.
Philadelphia Among America's Smoggiest Cities, Says Environmental GroupMichael Tracht of Penn Environment says Philadelphia is the fifth smoggiest big city based on the number of days when the air was unhealthy, both in 2010 and this summer.
Pennsylvania's Air Ranked Second Most Toxic In The NationPennsylvania is one of two states topping the list in a new study on toxic air levels.