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What’s In Your Air? New Low-Cost Devices Monitor Valley Air Pollution

by Andrea Polidori | Jan 25, 2018

It’s after hours at Malaga Elementary School in southeast Fresno. On this gray January day, air quality is moderate, and kids are playing capture the flag. But many children play outside even when particle pollution reaches dangerously high levels-a relatively common occurrence in Valley winters. On those days, Nayamin Martinez of the non-profit Central California Environmental Justice Network says her heart breaks when she sees kids playing outside. “I’m a mother of two children, one of them with asthma, and I feel so desperate,” she says. Learn moreLink to external website.
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