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Apr 2018

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Fumes Across the Fence-Line: The Health Impacts of Air Pollution from Oil & Gas Facilities on African American Communities

The oil and gas industry dumps 9 million tons of methane and toxic pollutants like benzene into out air each year. Methane is a greenhouse gas 87 times more potent than carbon dioxide at driving climate change and the oil and gas industry is now the largest source of methane pollution in the U.S. But […]

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Apr 2018

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Federal, State and Local Wildfire and Wood Smoke Resources

Each year, wildfires burn as many as 7 million acres of federal, state, tribal and private land. Smoke from these fires, particularly the fine particles released during combustion, can cause serious health problems. To protect the public from this threat, air pollution control, public health, and other federal, state and local ...

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Apr 2018

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Protecting Your Health During Fires and On Smoky Days

In healthy people, symptoms of smoke exposure usually include irritation of eyes, nose and throat or breathing discomfort. More severe symptoms may include chest tightness, wheezing, shortness of breath, and coughing. Prolonged exposure to smoke of all kinds is harmful to people of all ages. Like cigarette smoke, smoke from fires can ...

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Apr 2018

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Scott Pruitt’s words don’t match his actions on dangers of methane pollution

”As a nurse, I recognize the important role that clean air, clean water, and a clean environment have in protecting the health of all Americans. My nurse colleagues and I look to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to follow its mission of protecting public health and the environment.Recently, the EPA Administrator Scott ...

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Apr 2018

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The Insidious Threat of Wildfire – Not What You Might Think

” Last December, the Thomas Fire tore through 280,000 acres in southern California, reducing neighborhoods to ash and triggerring deadly mudslides. Across the nation, wildfires burned more than nine million acres in 2017 – one of the worst fire seasons in decades. And as bad as wildfires are now, they are expected to get ...

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Apr 2018

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Saving Energy, Saving Lives: The Health Impacts of Avoiding Power Plant Pollution with Energy Efficiency

People are harmed by power plant pollution even when they cannot see the smoke stacks. A report by the American Lung Association found that in recent years more than 125 million people – 4 out of every 10 Americans – were exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution, much of which came from power plants. […]

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Apr 2018

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Public Health and Safety Risks of Oil and Gas Facilities in Los Angeles County

Oil and gas development in the Los Angeles Basin presents unique public helath and safety concerns because some oil and gas reserves lie beneath densely populated urban areas. Future production from these natural reserves will primarily come from existing oil fields, with some potential for the development of undiscovered oil and gas ...

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Apr 2018

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Our Duty Is to the Public’s Well-Being: Human Health and Global Warming

The fires that ripped through our community beginning Oct. 8 changed everything. As was seen in Puerto Rico, Houston, and New Orleans, the visceral impact of climate change has hit home. The medical community must now begin to grapple with the unfolding impact of global warming on human health.

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