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From USA TODAY: Air pollution affects brain, heart, blood vessels

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

You may have missed this article in USA TODAY last month in all of the end-of-summer festivities. Those last trips to the shore, the Fair, the mountains; those last few Reading Phils and IronPigs games...Even though summer is all but over, we need to remain informed about air quality issues. From the August 9 edition of USA TODAY:

"If you pay attention to air quality reports, you may have noticed this: Even on the extra-hot days frying much of the country this summer, "code red" and "code orange" warnings — indicating high levels of ozone pollution — are becoming less common in many cities. Other measures of air quality also have improved greatly, experts say, 40 years after passage of the federal Clean Air Act."

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