Pollution

Code Orange Air Day

BY ON July 5, 2011
There was a code orange day today in DC. Making the kids’ lunches that morning, I heard on the radio that “active children and adults, and people with lung disease, such as asthma, should reduce prolonged or heavy exertion outdoors.” That just about covers my whole...

TOPICS: Asthma, Coal, Mercury Poisoning, Pollution

The Air Song

BY ON July 1, 2011
Here’s a catchy tune to take you through the weekend, the Air Song from HAIR, the 1968 hit musical. (This is the recent version. I like the old one much better–this one’s too clean and cute–but I can’t find a recording online.) Here’s another version done...

TOPICS: Coal, Pollution

Air Pollution is Making Us Sick

BY ON June 30, 2011
Last week I listened to a blog radio chat between Renee Ross, the health editor of BlogHer; Dr. Sande Okelo from John Hopkins Children’s Center; and Vernice Miller-Travis, the vice president of the Maryland State Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities. Ross has a...

TOPICS: Asthma, Pollution