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State launches program to track firewood moisture

...high-priced heating oil is a major source of fine particulates, a chronic Fairbanks wintertime pollutant linked to heart attacks and decreased lung function. The DEC last month released proposed wood-stove regulations designed to help Fairbanks...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-12-14/state-launches-program-track-firewood-m
State
Proposed air quality rules released

...wood burned by people trying use an alternative to expensive home heating oil.Research ties particulate pollution to heart attacks, decreased lung function and premature death in people with heart or lung disease.The Department of Environmental...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-20/proposed-air-quality-rules-released
State
State vague on update for cleaning Fairbanks air

...wood burned by people trying use an alternative to expensive home heating oil. Research ties particulate pollution to heart attacks, decreased lung function and premature death in people with heart or lung disease. The young and the elderly are...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-09/state-vague-update-cleaning-fairbanks-a
State
Hearings planned on proposed air regulations

...standards for fine particulate measuring 2.5 micrometers in diameter or less. Fine particulate has been linked to heart attacks, decreased lung function and premature death in people with heart or lung disease. The young, elderly and weakened...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-11-30/hearings-planned-proposed-air-regulatio
State
J. California Cooper, prolific writer, dead at 82

...they were an easier path to a paycheck, has died at age 82.Cooper died early Saturday after experiencing several heart attacks over the past few years, her daughter Paris Williams said Tuesday.She lived most of her life in northern California...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-09-23/j-california-cooper-prolific-writer-dea
State
Outside Editorial: The EPA's rule on mercury will save lives

...Protection Agency's mercury standards. The regulation is expected to prevent up to 11,000 premature deaths, 4,700 heart attacks and 130,000 asthma attacks a year.Critics of the mercury rule have focused on its expense. The EPA estimates it...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2014-04-29/epas-rule-mercury-will-save-lives
Opinion
Air chief says Fairbanks progresses on cleaner air

...reduction in particulate pollution by next year.High levels of particulate are linked to respiratory problems and heart attacks. Wood stove emissions cause most of the pollution.Edwards said cleaner-burning wood stoves, expanded bus routes...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-03-28/air-chief-says-fairbanks-progresses-cle
State
Fairbanks pollution initiative to appear on ballot

...micrometers or less is a health threat to the young, the elderly and the weakened. Fine particulate has been linked to heart attacks, decreased lung function and premature death in people with heart or lung disease.Air problems in Fairbanks start...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-07-25/fairbanks-pollution-initiative-appear-b
State
Village sues feds to open road in refuge

...birds.The lawsuit said Leff Kenezuroff, a plaintiff, has been medically evacuated to Cold Bay four times after heart attacks. After one episode, when planes could not fly, he was carried on a crab boat and hoisted to the dock in a crab pot...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-06-05/village-sues-feds-open-road-refuge
State
Perks of 'vaping' to go up in smoke?

...irritant to people with asthma or Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disorder, and that it could trigger vasoconstriction or heart attacks."It's not safe to be using in public where non-smokers want to breathe clean air," Cox said.She also said...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-06-25/perks-vaping-go-smoke
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