Posts tagged "pollution"

EPA proposes to decrease ozone’s harmful impacts

One day before Thanksgiving, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency extended public health its own thanks — and recognition — with a proposal to strengthen national air quality standards for ozone pollution.

Nov. 13 news: Ebola clinical trials, U.S.-China on carbon pollution, flu shot for seniors

Check out today's public health news on Thursday, Nov. 13, 2014.

May 9 news: Use of C-sections, world pollution levels, syphilis rates on the rise

Check out the latest in public health news for Friday, May 9, 2014.

April 14 news: Price of obesity, Beijing pollution, Medicaid expansion

Check out the latest in public health news for Monday, April 14, 2014.

EPA proposes new protections against carbon pollution

The EPA proposed Friday new protections against carbon pollution, a leading contributor to climate change. The standard will lower carbon emissions from new power plants fired by fossil fuels.
EPA proposes to reduce toxic pollutants discharged into waterways

EPA proposes to reduce toxic pollutants discharged into waterways

New limits proposed Friday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency would reduce the amount of dangerous pollutants released from power plants into our nation’s waterways.
Court overturns EPA air pollution protections

Court overturns EPA air pollution protections

In a significant setback for public health, a federal appeals court Tuesday struck down new standards designed to protect against harmful power plant emissions that cross state lines.

EPA proposes stronger soot standards to lower particle pollution

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Friday proposed strengthening its national air quality standards for harmful fine particle pollution, including soot. The proposal follows a federal court ruling requiring the agency to update the standard based on the best available science, according to an EPA press release.

With cases on the rise, May brings monthlong focus on asthma

The month of May is dedicated to raising public awareness of asthma, a growing chronic and life-threatening disease that affects more than 25 million people in the U.S. We’ve rounded up a preview of events and activities that will be taking place throughout the month as part of Asthma Awareness Month.

Health groups file suit to support EPA standards that limit mercury, air toxics pollution

On the heels of industry opposition, five health groups, including APHA, took legal action Friday to support measures that protect the public from emissions of hazardous air pollutants from 600 coal- and oil-fired power plants in more than 40 states.

Bike commuting, a win-win for health and environment

Every time someone substitutes a short car trip, less than five miles, with a bike commute, that person plays an important role in improving the air quality of that city, according to a recent study published in Environmental Health Perspectives.

Health groups push for tougher power plant standards that protect nation’s health

The American Public Health Association joined the American Lung Association, American Academy of Pediatrics and other national health organizations at a Senate briefing Tuesday to recognize the tremendous health benefits of the Clean Air Act and defend the Environmental Protection Agency’s authority to apply tougher air pollution rules for coal-burning power plants, the largest source...