Air pollution was four times worse than normal during the #SEPTAstrike - Generocity Philly

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Nov. 18, 2016 12:45 pm

Air pollution was four times worse than normal during the #SEPTAstrike

Gross!

Yuck!

(Photo by Flickr user Chris Keating, used under a Creative Commons license)

Remember when all those cars were on the road for four days because SEPTA workers were on strike and nobody could take the bus or the subway?

Not to mention the vulnerable Philadelphians who were unable to get the vital services they need and the number of kids who couldn’t make it to school?

Yeah. It was pretty nasty. But it gets worse.

According to Philadelphia Department of Public Health, air pollution was four times as worse during morning rush hours. That means the level of super tiny particles produced by the burning of fossil fuels — the kind of particles that cause breathing issues and heart disease — increased fourfold.

The Inquirer has the story.

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