(A haze settles over the Old City and Society Hill sections of Philadelphia.  Photo by Ed Fischer)

Smoggy Day Makes An Unusual Autumn Appearance In Philadelphia

A spokeswoman for the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection says it’s unusual for such bad air quality this time of year.


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A Relationship Between Traffic-Related Pollution And Cancer

We know that air pollution can cause health problems like increased rates of asthma and even more serious lung issues but now researchers at UCLA say there could be bigger problems.


(A hazy day in Philadelphia.  File photo)

Philadelphia Among America’s Smoggiest Cities, Says Environmental Group

Michael 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.


Philadelphia Area Ranks Bottom 25 In America For Air Quality

The American Lung Association is out with its annual “State of the Air” report, and there’s good news and bad news for the Delaware Valley.