Officials address long-term health risks of air pollution in Fairbanks

From the Fairbanks Daily Newsminer July 23, 2008

Air-quality and health officials said Tuesday that chronic air pollution presents long-term health risks for people in Fairbanks.

They also said they’re still nailing down exactly where the pollution — a mix of soot, dust and other particles — comes from.

Health specialists on the panel, which addressed the Fairbanks North Star Borough’s advisory Air Pollution Control Commission, said the pollution is linked to issues ranging from decreased lung function to heart problems.

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