Category: Jonathan Levy

Study Finds Significant Health Benefits When Air Pollution is Reduced

October 8th, 2014 in 2014, Blogs, Boston Magazine, Jonathan Levy, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

jonlevyBoston Magazine “Hub Health Blog”
Jonathan Levy, School of Public Health

Discussions about cutting carbon emissions often focus on environmental and climate change benefits. But a new study from researchers at the Boston University School of Public Health (BUSPH), Harvard, and Syracuse University found that certain models for reducing carbon pollution from power plants could also have significant public health benefits…

Expert quote:

“As you control carbon pollution, you can control other pollutants that contribute to local air quality, and we wanted to understand the benefits for local air quality and the benefits for public health above and beyond the climate benefits that one would see. One of the reasons why we did this study was to raise awareness that this is not just a climate story, not just a local air pollution story, it’s really about both, and that both have important pathways to health.”

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Rules have diesel enthusiasts fuming

July 28th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, Jonathan Levy, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Jonathan Levy, School of Public Health

Craig Wedge floors his pickup and the souped-up diesel engine of his Ford F-350 Power Stroke rumbles like a muscle car, blasting black smoke through an unfiltered exhaust pipe…

Expert quote:

“This backlash means more particulate matter, and that means more heart attacks and asthma attacks.”

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Natural Gas “Addiction”: Massachusetts Cities Fight Plants, Thwarting of Alternative Power

April 11th, 2014 in 2014, Jonathan Levy, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Jonathan Levy, School of Public Health

After several years of writing about the impacts of high-volume hydraulic fracturing in other states – Pennsylvania, New York and Wisconsin – I’ve been turning recently to what’s happening in my own – Massachusetts…

Expert quote:

“Natural gas plants are cleaner than coal plants, but it’s not necessarily the case that they have zero impacts in local populations.”

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Living near noise of airport linked to higher heart attack, stroke risk

October 14th, 2013 in 2013, Boston Globe, Jonathan Levy, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Jonathan Levy, School of Public Health

As much as you may hate hearing honking traffic or rumbling trains breaking up the silence while you drift off to sleep, can such irritating noises do serious damage to your health?…

Expert quote:

“It’s a piece of the puzzle, but it’s clearly not the dominant contributor for hospital heart disease admissions even for those who live very close to airports.”

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Noisy airport traffic linked to higher heart attack, stroke risk

October 11th, 2013 in 2013, Blogs, Boston.com, Jonathan Levy, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

jonlevyBoston.com
Jonathan Levy, School of Public Health

As much as you may hate hearing honking traffic or rumbling trains breaking up the silence while you drift off to sleep, can such irritating noises do serious damage to your health?…

Expert quote:

“It’s a piece of the puzzle, but it’s clearly not the dominant contributor for hospital heart disease admissions even for those who live very close to airports.”

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Aircraft noise linked to rise in cardiovascular disease admissions

October 9th, 2013 in 2013, Jonathan Levy, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Jonathan Levy, School of Public Health

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Study: Air Pollution Causes 200,000 Early Deaths in US

August 29th, 2013 in 2013, Jonathan Levy, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Jonathan Levy, School of Public Health

Air pollution causes about 200,000 early deaths each year in the United States, according to a new study from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT)…

Expert quote:

“A public-health burden of this magnitude clearly requires significant policy attention, especially since technologies are readily available to address a significant fraction of these emissions. We have certainly invested significant societal resources to address far smaller impacts on public health.”

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Coal Plants Do More Harm Than Good

June 18th, 2012 in 2012, Jonathan Levy, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Jonathan Levy, School of Public Health

Turning the world we have today into a truly sustainable one could be as simple as making things cost what they truly cost…

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Report: Two WV power plants cost society more than they create

June 8th, 2012 in 2012, Jonathan Levy, Newsmakers, School of Public Health 0 comments

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Jonathan Levy, School of Public Health

Two West Virginia power plants are among 18 a nonprofit group said on June 7 cost more, socially, than they provide in value…

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MAC seeks study on links between jet noise, health

March 25th, 2012 in 2012, Jonathan Levy, Newsmakers, RESEARCH @ BU, School of Public Health, Star-Tribune 0 comments

Minneapolis Star Tribune
Jonathan Levy, School of Public Health

Airport noise has irritated Twin Cities residents for years, but now they may get answers about whether the roar of jets also damages their health…

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