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Morgantown residents exposed to dangerous air pollutants

Morgantown residents exposed to dangerous air pollutants

By Robert Lee and Elisha Wagoner Morgantown residents are exposed to high levels of toxic particles in the air emitted by coal-powered plants and the diesel trucks so ubiquitous on the city’s downtown streets. These microscopic particles can have harmful effects on people, according to several...8:01 pm December 5, 2015

WVU researcher finds links between asthma and exposure to secondhand smoke

By: Doug Walp, Morgan Farr and Brandon Bates Almost 30 million people across the country are afflicted by asthma, and that number grows every year according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But no one knows exactly why. The state of West...1:36 am October 2, 2013