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.
That’s according to a study by the nonprofit science journalism group Climate Central. It says that’s equivalent to having Central Park covered 41 feet high with sewage.
A 2013 report by the American Lung Association has found that the air in and around Philadelphia may put people’s health at risk.
It’s a problem dating to the industrial revolution, bad stuff belching from smokestacks in the very places that allow nearby residents to put food on the table. And a new report from EarthJustice finds that Pennsylvania factories are top polluters.
An independent annual report on water quality along popular beaches from coast to coast puts most of those around here in pretty good standing.
Conversations about extracting natural gas from the Marcellus Shale region often turn on taxes, jobs and potential pollution. But KYW’s John Ostapkovich talked with a drilling foe whose main concern is tourism.
EPA studies show that on average the air inside your home is two to five percent more polluted than the outside air. Certain house plants might be able to fix that.
The group says natural gas extraction poses two potential threats: the soup of toxic chemicals and the huge amount of water pumped down wells so natural gas comes up.
The idea here is to reduce pollutants such as mercury, lead and dioxins, under the Clean Air Act.
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