CleanAirNow Staff

Particulate matter air pollution kills elderly even at EPA’s “safe” levels

A new study of over 60 million American seniors recently shows that long-term exposure to particulate matter air pollution raises the risk of premature death of people over 65 years of age, even at levels well below U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) standards. In urban areas, diesel exhaust is one of the main sources of …

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Flint Hills Burns Cause Unhealthy Air in Manhattan KS

¬†Prescribed fire smoke in Manhattan, Kansas, March 29, 2014. (Source: Wildfire Today) Portable air pollution monitors deployed this spring by the Kansas Sierra Club and members of the CleanAirNow Coalition indicate that the health of Manhattan residents is at risk during the Flint Hills burning season. Manhattan, home to Kansas State University, is the largest …

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