Clean Air Board talks to AAUW

On March 25, 2014, Clean Air Board member Justina Wasicek talked to AAUW, Carlisle Branch, about local air quality.  See and hear the talk. Air Quality 2014

NBC News reports on link between air pollution and cancer

The International Agency for Research on Cancer declared on Thursday that air pollution is a carcinogen, alongside known dangers such as asbestos, tobacco and ultraviolet radiation. The decision came after a consultation by an expert panel organized by IARC, the cancer agency of the World Health Organization, which is based in Lyon, France.

“We consider this to be the most important environmental carcinogen, more so than passive smoking,” said Kurt Straif, head of the IARC department that evaluates cancer-causing substances.

IARC had previously deemed some of the components in air pollution such as diesel fumes to be carcinogens, but this is the first time it has classified air pollution in its entirety as cancer causing.

http://www.nbcnews.com/health/who-agency-air-pollution-causes-cancer-8C11410692

For a video clip from the NBC Nightly News Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013 http://www.nbcnews.com/video/nightly-news/53309399/#53309399

The new World Health Organization study on air pollution and cancer can be found at:

 

IdleAir Opens in Carlisle

IdleAir opens its clean air heating and cooling station at the Flying J in Carlisle, PA off I-81, Exit 52. The IdleAir system provides clean air and other amenities to truck cabs during driver rest periods, without the need to install on-board generators or add-in devices.
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For information, go to http://www.idleair.com/

Clean Air Board Community Meeting, Feb. 7, 7 pm

Come hear about & discuss–

-How EPA’s new particle standards will affect the Cumberland Valley

 -New Clean Construction credits

 -Updates on Black Carbon and climate change

Please join us at the next community meeting of the Clean Air Board on Thursday, February 7,  at 7 p.m., at the Second Presbyterian Church, 528 Garland Drive, in Carlisle.

Diesel soot is a major source of black carbon in the atmosphere

Burning Fuel Particles Do More Damage to Climate Than Thought, Study Says

http://www.nytimes.com/2013/01/16/science/earth/burning-fuel-particles-do-more-damage-to-climate-than-thought-study-says.html?_r=0

The tiny black particles released into the atmosphere by burning fuels are far more powerful agents of global warming than had previously been estimated, some of the world’s most prominent atmospheric scientists reported in a study issued on Tuesday.
The particles, which are known as black carbon and are the major component of soot, are the second most important contributor to global warming, according to the recent study.

CAB Community Meeting, Nov. 3, 7 pm

“The Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission report”
Join us as we host three members of the Citizens Marcellus Shale Commission. They will discuss the findings and recommendations of the Citizens Commission.
The panelists are: Olivia Thorne, president of the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania; Thomas Au, Conservation Chair of Pennsylvania Chapter of Sierra Club.

The presentation will be held at the Second Presbyterian Church, 528 Garland Drive, Carlisle, PA 17013

View and download the full report  http://citizensmarcellusshale.com/

View WGAL-TV’s news report on the report. http://www.wgal.com/video/29571076/detail.html

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