As wildfires continue, air quality impacts farmworkers — masks requirements vary

Sep 15, 2020
California has regulations, but it's been hard to get PPE to workers in the fields. There's no federal standard.
Cars drive below an orange sky filled with wildfire smoke in Concord, California, on Sept. 9.
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Office air quality could be dumbing down workers

Jun 4, 2019
If only we could open those floor-to-ceiling windows.
Employees work in an office in Moscow in 2014.
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Study links air pollution to early death

Nov 19, 2018
A new report ranks air pollution as the greatest threat to human life, above war and disease.
A Chinese man wears a mask as he waits to cross the road near the CCTV building during heavy smog on November 29, 2014 in Beijing, China. 
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Pollution boosts clean air industry in China

Feb 7, 2013
Severe air pollution in Eastern China this year has spurred an economic boom for companies making filtration machines, masks, and even clean air 'domes'.

Beijing's bad air quality has an economic impact

Jan 14, 2013
Air pollution in Beijing over the weekend was 40 times worse than limits set by the World Health Organization and it has economic implications for China

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