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GCC: London study finds Low Emission Zone has contributed to modest NOx reduction, with little effect on lung health of

Fri Nov 16, 2018 5:28 pm

London study finds Low Emission Zone has contributed to modest NOx reduction, with little effect on lung health of children
https://www.greencarcongress.com/2018/11/20181115-lez.html

SQL errors, so I can't quote. Speaking of PM 2.5, the AQI reading in Oakland hit 247 yesterday (it was 235 at 3 p.m. today) the monitoring station in Livermore hit 282 over the noon hour today and the site in San Pablo was 323 at 11 a.m. owing to smoke from the Camp Fire, which has been smoking up the entire Bay Area for a week now. N95 masks are in wide use, although they don't help with PM2.5. Schools are closed today (as was AAA when I went to pay a bill), sports events have been cancelled or re-scheduled including the Cal-Stanford Big Game (football); public transit agencies are giving free rides so people don't have to walk/bike/drive, but S.F. isn't operating the Cable Cars as they're open.
Northern California air quality rated the worst in the world, conditions ‘hazardous’
https://www.sfchronicle.com/california-wildfires/article/Smoke-still-plagues-Bay-Area-skies-a-week-after-13394932.php

I've been staying indoors as much as possible and avoiding physical exercise for the past several days. Even so, like most otherwise healthy people I've had a scratchy throat and eyes, runny nose, cough etc., and the people with respiratory problems have been having real problems. Current BAAQMD AQI readings can be found here: http://www.baaqmd.gov/about-air-quality/current-air-quality/air-monitoring-data?DataViewFormat=daily&DataView=aqi&StartDate=11/16/2018&ParameterId=316
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Re: GCC: London study finds Low Emission Zone has contributed to modest NOx reduction, with little effect on lung health

Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:18 pm

If you can get a HEPA room air filter, I suggest running one at highest speed, at least in your bedroom.
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Re: GCC: London study finds Low Emission Zone has contributed to modest NOx reduction, with little effect on lung health

Sat Nov 17, 2018 4:47 pm

LeftieBiker wrote:If you can get a HEPA room air filter, I suggest running one at highest speed, at least in your bedroom.

Not that bad for me, and Tuesday night we're finally due for a wind shift that will clear the smoke and (finally) some rain which will hopefully end the fire season, but thanks for the info. Course, the rain's forecast to be enough that it will likely cause mudslides on hillsides where the vegetation's been burned away, but we'll take it.
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