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Cities With The Worst Air Pollution

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Cities With The Worst Air Pollution

The American Lung Association (ALA) has released their annual report about air pollution, and it’s bad news for California.

But that's not the only state with bad air.

Unfortunately, if you live in one of these cities, you are being exposed to damaging levels of pollution.

Check it out, and get more info here.

10. Modesto, CA
10. Louisville-Jefferson County-Elizabethtown-Scottsburg, KY-IN
9. Cincinnati-Middletown-Wilmington, OH-KY-IN
8. Birmingham-Hoover-Cullman, AL
7. Pittsburgh-New Castle, PA
6. Fresno-Madera, CA
5. Hanford-Corcoran, CA
2. Visalia-Porterville, CA
2. Phoenix-Mesa-Glendale, AZ
2. Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside, CA
1. Bakersfield-Delano, CA

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New York Residents Complain About Fashion Week

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Residents living in New York's Upper West Side are not happy about all the ruckus New York Fashion Week creates now that it's being held at Lincoln Center.

One man who lives across the street at the Amsterdam Houses says he felt like he was suffocating from the thick exhaust in the air, while another added their asthma attacks are more frequent since the move from Bryant Park.

Sounds awful having to suffer a whole week of this, BUT how is this different from any other day in Manhattan?

Just sayin'.

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Detect Air Pollution On Your Chest!

Filed under: Fashion SmashionTech Talk

This is cool!

Two NYU grad students designed shirts that change color when the air quality is bad.

If pollution from cars, factories, or even second-hand smoke is detected by the carbon monoxide sensor, the micro-controller will send electrical currents through the shirt. The wires then heat up, which change the pink heart or lungs to blue.

Nien Lam explains: "The organs in your body are invisible to you, just like pollution and the other silent killers out there".

Sue Ngo adds: "We wanted to bring up that visualization, bring the inside out. This is a stark reminder for yourself and others around you."

The designing duo hope to wind a way to get their invention mass produced so they can "organize mobs to wear them around the city".

But unlike then, they're moving on to their next project: an alcohol detector.

Wouldn't you like to spend a Friday night with these two?

Check out the shirt in action (and maybe on mute) in the clip (above)!

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