smog http://news.stlpublicradio.org en National Analysis Suggests Cutting Carbon Dioxide Would Improve Air Quality In Missouri http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/national-analysis-suggests-cutting-carbon-dioxide-would-improve-air-quality-missouri <p>Cutting carbon dioxide emissions from power plants would also reduce other types of air pollution, both here in Missouri and nationally.</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">That's according to </span><a href="http://eng-cs.syr.edu/our-departments/civil-and-environmental-engineering/research/carbon-co-benefits-research/" style="line-height: 1.5;" target="_blank">a recent analysis</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> by researchers at Harvard and Syracuse Universities.</span></p> Tue, 10 Jun 2014 01:38:20 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 36852 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org National Analysis Suggests Cutting Carbon Dioxide Would Improve Air Quality In Missouri Report Shows Increased Air Pollution in St. Louis Region — But Long-Term Trend Still Improving http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-shows-increased-air-pollution-st-louis-region-long-term-trend-still-improving <p></p><p>A report released today by the American Lung Association shows that air pollution in the St. Louis region has recently increased.</p><p><a href="http://www.stateoftheair.org/">The annual report</a> ranks the St. Louis area 12th worst among U.S. metropolitan regions for particulate pollution and 25th for ground-level ozone, the main component of smog.</p><p>Susannah Fuchs is the Senior Director of Environmental Health for the <a href="http://www.lung.org/associations/charters/plains-gulf/">American Lung Association’s Plains-Gulf Region</a>, which includes Missouri.</p> Wed, 24 Apr 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 25699 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report Shows Increased Air Pollution in St. Louis Region — But Long-Term Trend Still Improving At St. Louis Gas Stations, Fume-Reducing Nozzles Get (Rid Of) The 'Boot' http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/st-louis-gas-stations-fume-reducing-nozzles-get-rid-boot-0 <p></p><p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">&nbsp;</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 22:37:22 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 10219 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org At St. Louis Gas Stations, Fume-Reducing Nozzles Get (Rid Of) The 'Boot' Hot days mean more air pollution – and potential health risks http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/hot-days-mean-more-air-pollution-and-potential-health-risks <p>Warming temperatures may have you wanting to spend more time outdoors. But warm weather can mean more unhealthy air.</p><p>Susannah Fuchs of the American Lung Association says our region&rsquo;s sunny, hot, nearly windless summer weather creates the perfect conditions for the formation of <a href="http://www.epa.gov/glo/health.html">ozone</a> &ndash; the main component of smog.</p> Mon, 07 May 2012 11:24:59 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 3629 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Hot days mean more air pollution – and potential health risks Report ranks St. Louis 10th smoggiest U.S. city http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/report-ranks-st-louis-10th-smoggiest-us-city <p>A <a href="http://www.environmentamerica.org/environmentmissouri/news/reports/repower-america/repower-america3/danger-in-the-air-unhealthy-air-days-in-2010-and-2011">new report</a> released today by the advocacy group <a href="http://www.environmentamerica.org/environmentmissouri">Environment Missouri</a> ranks St. Louis as the 10th smoggiest metropolitan area in the country.</p> Thu, 22 Sep 2011 20:50:37 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 2104 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Report ranks St. Louis 10th smoggiest U.S. city SLU to study effects of air pollution on pregnant women in China http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/slu-study-effects-air-pollution-pregnant-women-china <p>The <a href="http://www.slu.edu/publichealth.xml">Saint Louis University School of Public Health</a> is launching a study to look at the effects of urban air pollution on pregnant women in China.</p><p>SLU epidemiologist <a href="http://www.slu.edu/x40394.xml">Zhengmin Qian</a> says the research will track the pregnancies of 100,000 women in <a href="http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=202467898422525235363.0004a8af7c87c7a7a3b4b&amp;msa=0&amp;ll=30.600094,114.301758&amp;spn=14.273897,19.753418">Wuhan</a>, a city of nine million people in central China.</p> Fri, 22 Jul 2011 22:01:07 +0000 Véronique LaCapra 1716 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org SLU to study effects of air pollution on pregnant women in China Air quality season begins in St. Louis http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/air-quality-season-begins-st-louis <p><font size="4">It&#39;s getting warmer in St. Louis and that means&nbsp;the issue of&nbsp;the region&#39;s&nbsp;air quality returns to the forefront.</font></p><p><font size="4">Historically, the area has had pretty poor ozone levels. (Ozone is the main ingredient of urban smog that can be a significant health hazard, particularly for children with asthma.) Susannah Fuchs&nbsp;with the American Lung Association says the region&rsquo;s air quality&nbsp;has gotten better but it still needs work.</font></p> Fri, 20 May 2011 02:11:53 +0000 Bill Raack 1276 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Air quality season begins in St. Louis