Stories tagged: "air quality"


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Neighbors Hope for Relief From Crematorium Smoke As COVID-19 Deaths Decrease

More bodies are being cremated during the COVID-19 pandemic and some nearby residents worry about the impacts. Rows of cardboard boxes containing corpses line the walls of refrigerated storage containers, waiting for charred human remains to be cleared from the incineration chamber to make room for the next body. The cremations continue through the night...

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Arizona Officials Leave Wildfires’ Long-Term Impact on Air Quality in the Hands of the EPA

Wildfire smoke isn't just bad for the environment — it also carries fine particles that cause respiratory and other health problems.

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Phoenix Air Quality Has Improved With Stay-at-Home Order. But How Do We Maintain It?

While stay-at-home orders have temporarily improved air quality across the country, the American Lung Association warns pollution will soon spike back up.