Quiet Communities' ED, Jamie Banks, PhD, MS, will present the results of an important air pollution report at the International Emissions Inventory Conference on April 16, 2015. Dr. Banks will present an analysis of the volume of air pollutants produced annually in the United States by gasoline-powered leaf blowers, mowers, trimmers and related lawn and garden equipment used by the landscape maintenance industry and individual property owners.
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Air pollution has been linked to a dangerous narrowing of neck arteries that occurs prior to strokes, according to researchers at NYU Langone Medical Center. The scientists analyzed medical test records for more than 300,000 people living in New York, New Jersey or Connecticut. They found that people living in zip codes with the highest average levels of fine-particulate-matter pollution were significantly more likely to show signs of narrowing (stenosis) in their internal carotid arteries, compared to those living in zip codes with the lowest pollution levels.