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EPA to Ease Pollution Enforcement, Which Could Exacerbate Lung Illnesses

EPA’s move last week to ease pollution enforcement during the novel coronavirus pandemic endangers people who are susceptible to the spreading disease by exacerbating respiratory illnesses, according to public health experts. Virus hot spots like New York City have historically been exposed to high levels of air pollution from factories, cars and other sources of particulate matter. They also have higher rates of respiratory illnesses compared with other areas of the nation, said Kathy Fallon Lambert of the T.H. Chan School of Public Health at Harvard University.  Read more.....

 

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