air quality

1 dead, 5 infected by mold that halted Seattle Children's Hospital surgeries

SEATTLE (AP) - Seattle Children's hospital has revealed that one patient has died and five others have been infected by a potentially dangerous mold that has forced the medical center to close all of its main operating rooms. The hospital disclosed the infections and death to The Seattle Times Tuesday in response to follow-up questions regarding the closures of four operating rooms on its main Seattle campus May 18 because of Aspergillus mold and of the remaining 10 operating rooms May 24.

Yakima's air quality worst ever recorded

The American Lung Association "State of the Air" 2019 report found that Yakima's air quality has significantly worsened and it's now the 6th most polluted area in the U.S. for short term particle pollution.

22 of 30 most polluted cities in world are in India

India accounts for seven of the world's 10 cities with the worst air pollution, according to a new report, but previously smogbound Chinese cities have seen a marked improvement.

Wildfire smoke and your health: Do you need to worry?

Hazy, smoke-filled skies from the massive Carr wildfire and more than a dozen other large wildfires burning throughout California are causing poor air quality and health concerns.