Bill seeks to prevent federal takeover of Indiana air pollution program

Bill seeks to prevent federal takeover of Indiana air pollution program

Indiana’s air pollution permitting program is low on money, edging toward violation of the federal Clean Air Act — and a potential U.S. Environmental Protection Agency takeover. And it’s because air pollution is decreasing.카지노사이트 Lawmakers hope to head EPA action off with a bill allowing the state agency responsible to raise its fees. But Senate…

Plastic pellet pollution can end through coordinated efforts, report shows

Plastic pellet pollution can end through coordinated efforts, report shows

The building blocks of almost all plastic items on the planet are little lentil-sized petrochemical-derived pellets, called nurdles, that are melted together and shaped to create larger plastic products. These nurdles are the raw material for making water bottles, automobile parts, food containers and countless other products we use in daily life.카지노사이트 These pellets pose…

Pollution mucks up the lungs’ immune defenses over time

Pollution mucks up the lungs’ immune defenses over time

The lungs’ immune defenses can wane with age, leaving older adults more susceptible to lung damage and severe bouts of respiratory infections. New research reveals one reason why this might happen: Inhaled particulate matter from pollution gunks up the works over time, weakening the lungs’ immune system, researchers report online November 21 in Nature Medicine.카지노사이트…

Dangerous bacteria found in plastic pollution on Latvian and Lithuanian coastline

Dangerous bacteria found in plastic pollution on Latvian and Lithuanian coastline

A group of Latvian and Lithuanian scientists combs the border beach of Palanga. They are studying the accumulation of plastic and are participating in a European project called ESMIC, which maps, analyses, and provides data and methodology for dealing with this pollution. Their first conclusion is that algae act as a magnet for plastics. Their…

Outdoor Air Quality and Air Pollution

Outdoor Air Quality and Air Pollution

Unlike states or countries, outdoor air pollution has no boundaries. Bad outdoor air quality can have far-reaching health effects for you and your loved ones. From wildfires, to exhaust fumes from cars or factories, to dust, mold spores, and pollen, many things can pollute and affect outdoor air quality.카지노사이트 Research shows that if outdoor air…