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By Yael Calhoun

Ever because the commercial Revolution, air caliber has been slowly constructing into probably the most urgent matters dealing with either the us and the realm. As toxins fromn undefined, cars, and chemical substances has elevated, evnironmental advocates became extra vocal of their calls for for laws.

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Vehicles are now driven two trillion miles each year in the United States. With more and more cars traveling more and more miles, growth in vehicle travel may eventually offset progress in vehicle emissions controls. Malfunctions and Tampering Reduce the Effectiveness of Emission Control Systems Today’s sophisticated emission control systems on vehicles are designed to keep pollution to a minimum, but vehicles quickly become polluters when their emission controls do not work correctly or if drivers tamper with them.

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced a $30 million grant award to the University of Washington to study the connection between air pollution and cardiovascular (heart) disease. S. ” 1 It was not until May 2004 that the American Heart Association (AHA) issued an expert statement about the effects of exposure to air pollutants. Based on scientific reports from the previous decade, the AHA stated that air pollution is a serious public health problem. The following article identifies the connection between air pollution and heart disease.

S. counties with air-quality monitoring systems are presently not meeting these standards. This inadequacy soars to much higher estimates in regions such as the industrial Midwest (41 percent) and California (60 percent). AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY COHORT STUDY Recently published data from the American Cancer Society cohort suggested that long-term exposure to fine particulate air pollution at levels that occur in North America is associated with increased risk for cardiovascular mortality by 12 percent for every 10 micrometers of particulate matter within 1 cubic meter of air.

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