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Chicago Air Quality

EPA: Air Quality Alert Issued For Tuesday

Posted 08.20.2013 | Chicago

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency has issued an air quality alert for the Chicago area, effective through Tuesday. Tuesday will be an O...

Breathe Deep: Chicago's Air Among Nation's Most Toxic

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

"People living in Chicago and nearby suburbs face some of the highest risks in the nation for cancer, lung disease and other health problems linked to...

An Olympic Protest

Chicago Reader | Mick Dumke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

For years environmental advocates have been trying to get the coal-burning power plants in Pilsen and Little Village to close down or clean up, citing...

Chicago Air Quality Violates Federal Standards

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago's air quality is below federal standards, according to a release issued Wednesday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. U.S. Environme...

Poisoning Children in Chicago: An Old Problem in a New Century

Dan Agin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dan Agin

Children living anywhere in the suburbs in a house built before 1960 are at high risk for high-dose lead exposure. An old house in Highland Park is as dangerous as an old house in Harvey. It makes no difference that the old house has been repainted with unleaded paint.