Over the past several weeks, NASA satellite measurements have revealed significant reductions in air pollution over the major metropolitan areas of the Northeast United States. Similar reductions have been observed in other regions of the world. These recent improvements in air quality have come at a high cost, as communities grapple with widespread lockdowns and shelter-in-place orders as a result of the spread of COVID-19. Read more …
New Research Links Air Pollution to Higher Coronavirus Death Rates
The New York Times, April 7, 2020 by Lisa Friedman
WASHINGTON — Coronavirus patients in areas that had high levels of air pollution before the pandemic are more likely to die from the infection than patients in cleaner parts of the country, according to a new nationwide study that offers the first clear link between long-term exposure to pollution and Covid-19 death rates.
See How the World’s Most Polluted Air Compares With Your City’s
by Nadja Popovich, Blacki Migliozzi, Karthik Patanjali, Anjali Singhvi and Jon HuangDec. 2, 2019
We visualized the damaging, tiny particles that wreak havoc on human health. From the Bay Area to New Delhi, see how the world’s worst pollution compares with your local air.
June 1, 2018 Joe Cress The Sentinel
The same data that helped local residents make informed choices could be important to helping regional experts map out trends in fine particulate emissions and health issues related to air quality. For over nine years, the Clean Air Partnership operated a BAM-1020 air quality monitor mounted on the rooftop of The Sentinel Building at 457 E. North St. in Carlisle.
As The Sentinel prepares to move to its new location at 327 B Street in Carlisle later this summer, the air monitor was recently disconnected and placed into storage pending the outcome of talks between The Sentinel, the Clean Air Board of Central Pennsylvania and UPMC Pinnacle Carlisle to find a new home for the monitor. Read more …