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Why “Fresh Air and Sunshine” is Dangerous

By Daniel Brouse Q: Do you know what are two of the most dangerous exposures for children and the elderly? A: Fresh air and sunshine. Either may be hazardous; however, when fresh air and sunshine are combined, the result can be extreme. On days like today, do not go out and play. The sun can […]

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WARNING! Hold Your Breath / Air Quality Alert

By Daniel Brouse Many days in the Philadelphia region are not healthy for breathing. On “Ozone Action Alert Days” you are advised to avoid outside activities. Children should not play outdoors. Avoid running and other fitness activities. Do not breathe in unconditioned air. Low level ozone is volatile and causes micro-explosions in your lungs that […]

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Rare Winter Air Quality Alert for Philadelphia

Philadelphia, PA — December 7 and 8, 2015 have been declared “don’t breath in Philly days” by the EPA. It is rare to have a December air quality alert in Philadelphia, PA. It is recommended not to breath in the out-of-doors on alert days. Children, elderly and physically active individuals are most at risk for […]

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China: Air Quality *Red Alert*

The air pollution in China has become so bad the government has issued their first ever Red Alert. Schools in Beijing are closing and outdoor construction is to cease. The state-run Xinhua news agency says the red alert is the highest possible, and has not been used in the city before. The air quality is […]

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Background Ozone

Low level ozone (Tropospheric Ozone) is deadly to plants and animals. The huge increase in human respiratory problems and asthma is largely attributed to ozone. NASA has released a new study on ozone pollution: Levels of “background ozone” — ozone pollution present in a region but not originating from local, human-produced sources — are high enough in […]

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Health And Air Quality

by Daniel Brouse Q: What causes the most illness in the United States? A: Bad air quality The leading causes of bad air quality are Particulate Matter, Ground Level Ozone, Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) and Nitrogen Oxide (NOx). Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects an estimated 16.4 million adults and 7.0 million children in […]

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    • Why “Fresh Air and Sunshine” is Dangerous
      By Daniel Brouse Q: Do you know what are two of the most dangerous exposures for children and the elderly? A: Fresh air and sunshine. Either may be hazardous; however, when fresh air and sunshine are combined, the result can be extreme. On days like today, do not go out and play. The sun can […]
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