Category: Ozone

Asthma Medication Use and Air Pollution in California: A Cross-Sectional Analysis

Abstract: In this study, Charles Griffiths, Nathalie B. Simon and Tracey J. Woodruff examine the effects of chronic exposure to air pollution on asthma exacerbation through a cross-sectional analysis of asthma prescriptions for quick-relief medications a… more »

Stronger Ozone Standard Could Dramatically Reduce Asthma, Premature Deaths - EDF Testifies 20 Million+ Residents in South Coast, San Joaquin Valley Would Benefit

On February 4, 2010 the Environmental Defense Fund (EDF) testified that strengthening the National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) for ozone pollution from 75 to 60 parts per billion (ppb) would reduce premature death rates by 60-fold and reduce ast… more »

The air quality and human health effects of integrating utility-scale batteries into the New York State electricity grid

Abstract: In a restructured electricity market, utility-scale energy storage technologies such as advanced batteries can generate revenue by charging at low electricity prices and discharging at high prices. This strategy changes the magnitude and distri… more »

EPA Tightens Engine Standards on Surf and Turf

From lawn mowers and weed trimmers, to personal watercraft and speedboats, gas-powered engines will soon contribute to healthier and cleaner air for Americans. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set strict new standards for gas-powered lawn eq… more »