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Phoenix es una de los 25 peores cidades EE. UU. por la polución del aire, según informe

El 84% de las personas en Arizona viven en comunidades que recibieron calificaciones de "F" por la calidad del aire, con los condados de Maricopa y Pinal entre los más contaminados y los condados de Pima y Gila siguiéndolos.... Read more»

State of the Air report ranks Phoenix among 25 worst U.S. cities for pollution

84% of people in Arizona live in communities that received “F” grades for their air quality based on high ozone days and high particle pollution days, with Maricopa and Pinal counties among the most polluted and Pima and Gila counties following.... Read more»1

Arizona no logra evitar que jóvenes usen productos de tabaco con sabor

Arizona no está financiando programas y legislación orientada a prevenir el uso de cigarrillos electrónicos y productos de tabaco con sabor que están aumentando entre los jóvenes, según un nuevo informe.... Read more»

Lung Association gives Arizona failing grade for lack of regulation on tobacco products targeting teens

Arizona gets an F for its attempts to regulate flavored tobacco products popular among young people and in spending on programs to control and prevent use of tobacco, which still is the No. 1 preventable cause of death in the United States, the American Lung Association says. ... Read more»

Science shows mask-wearing is largely safe for children

Despite recent fear-mongering about children wearing masks, concerns about significant negative effects on breathing aren’t well supported, but worries about masks interfering with communication and serving as a barrier to social connection may be more reasonable. ... Read more»

Arizona gets grades from failing to ‘OK-ish’ for anti-tobacco efforts

The American Lung Association’s annual “State of Tobacco Control” report for 2021 gave Arizona a failing grade in three of five policies it looks at. Despite the poor grades, most states were doing well in the fight against smoking – until recently, when electronic cigarettes entered the market.... Read more»

Arizona comes up short in report on lung cancer screening, treatment

Arizona was in the bottom tier in three of six categories in a new American Lung Association report, which put the state dead-last for the number of patients who receive treatment after getting a diagnosis of lung cancer.... Read more»

Fresh air in Phoenix: ADEQ collecting data on CV-19 impact on emissions

The Phoenix area is famous for its warm spring days and wealth of outdoor activities, but it’s also known for something less flattering: some of the worst air quality in the country. ... Read more»

Can the government be sued for climate change? Appeals court hears arguments

Federal judges are weighing whether the U.S. can be held legally responsible for failing to protect future generations from climate change. ... Read more»

Dust, particle pollution disproportionately affect Latino and poor communities

More than 174,000 Arizona youth have asthma — many of them minorities and from low-income families, who bear a greater "pollution burden." " ... Read more»

Arizona program to fight climate-related health issues held out as model

Arizona was one of seven states highlighted in a CDC report on programs aimed at reducing the health problems stemming from climate change. That report, in turn, was cited by President Barack Obama as he unveiled a series of actions aimed at climate-related health issues.... Read more»

Tighter air standards might raise flags in dusty Maricopa

The City of Maricopa has the worst particulate-matter pollution in the state, according to an analysis of EPA data. City officials don't dispute the numbers but note that the city air-quality monitor is located in the worst possible place, near a dusty feedlot and industrial plants. ... Read more»

Az has one of lowest rates of tobacco use by young

Arizona is one of the better states in the nation when it comes to preventing tobacco use among 12- to 25-year-olds, according to a report released Thursday by the Surgeon General.... Read more»

Arizona gets F for helping smokers quit

Though Arizona consistently earns high marks for its smoke-free air, the state's ratings for coverage of smokers trying to quit slid to an F in the American Lung Association's 2010 report card.... Read more»2