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Air Quality 101: Smell Something? Say Something!

Take a deep breath. Smell something acrid or chemical? How about the odor of rotten eggs? Then report it! While the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (more commonly referred to as DEP) regulates air quality in the Keystone State, Allegheny and Philadelphia Counties do things a little differently. Instead of being regulated by DEP, air-quality issues are instead handled by…

Does Air Pollution Cause Miscarriage, Damage to Unborn Children?

Scientific research has long drawn a link between exposure to air pollution and a heightened risk of miscarriage. But a new study has revealed that air pollution is just as bad for pregnant women as smoking is. This study, hailed as the first to analyze the affects of short-term exposure to air pollution, found that elevations in nitrogen dioxide levels…