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Emphysema is considered a smoker's disease. But it turns out, exposure to air pollution may lead to the same changes in the lung that give rise to emphysema.

President Trump used the pomp and circumstance of the East Room, complete with an entrance to "Hail to the Chief" and a bevy of supportive Cabinet members, to tout "America's Environmental Leadership" on Monday. There was no new policy announcement. In fact, the event felt mostly like a campaign rally. But it may amount to recognition that the environment and climate change are a growing concern for U.S. voters and an issue on which Democrats hold an edge.

A new report by the American Lung Association gives Franklin County's air quality a failing grade due to the high number of air quality alerts last year.  

You've probably heard statistics about how our diet affects the health of the planet. Like how a beef hamburger takes considerably more water and land to produce than a veggie burger or that around a quarter of global greenhouse gas emissions stem from food production.

Several members of a powerful science panel for the Environmental Protection Agency expressed doubt at a hearing Thursday about the long-established scientific consensus that air pollution can cause premature death.

The panel was meeting to consider recommendations that would fundamentally change how the agency analyzes the public health dangers posed by air pollution and could lead to weaker regulation of soot.

Pollution, much like wealth, is not distributed equally in the United States.

Scientists and policymakers have long known that black and Hispanic Americans tend to live in neighborhoods with more pollution of all kinds, than white Americans. And because pollution exposure can cause a range of health problems, this inequity could be a driver of unequal health outcomes across the U.S.

The Ohio EPA is seeking from the federal government a new air quality designation for central Ohio that the American Lung Association has consistently rated as poor.  

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has extended the weekend Air Quality Alert through Monday. 

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has extended Saturday's Air Quality Alert into Sunday. 

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has extended Monday's air quality alert into today. 

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has issued an air quality alert for the region today. 

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has issued an air quality alert for central Ohio today. 

The American Lung Association's latest air quality report released today shows mixed results for Ohio. 

In 2015, the top toxicologist for the state of Texas, Michael Honeycutt, was interviewed on Houston Public Radio. At the time, the Environmental Protection Agency was pushing for tighter limits on ozone, a type of air pollution that is hazardous for people with asthma and other respiratory diseases.

Ohio Public Radio

State lawmakers are gearing up for another round in the fight over renewable energy standards.

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has issued an Air Quality Alert for today.

Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission

The Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission has issued an air quality alert for Franklin, Delaware, Fairfield, Knox, Madison and Licking Counties today.

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For the second straight weekend, the Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has issued an Air Quality Alert for Delaware, Fairfield, Franklin, Knox, Madison and Licking counties. 

MOPRC Issues Air Quality Alert For Saturday

Jun 2, 2017

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has issued an Air Quality Alert for tomorrow.

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A new analysis by the Clean Air Task Force, a group of more than two dozen environmental and public health organizations, quantifies the health effects of smog pollution.

Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission

The Mid-Ohio Regional Planning Commission has issued an air quality alert for the area today.

For the third consecutive year, Franklin County's air quality gets a failing grade.

The Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission has issued the region's first air quality alert in nearly two years. 

Franklin County's air quality is getting a failing grade in the American Lung Association's "State of the Air 2015" report.

Deborah C. Smith

A new study by the American Lung Association shows the air quality has improved slightly from last year in Ohio cities, but remains among the lowest in the union.

The Mid Ohio Regional Planning Commission has issued an air quality alert for today.