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September 28, 2007 | Janet Wilson, Times Staff Writer
The California Air Resources Board on Thursday banned popular in-home ozone air purifiers, saying studies have found that they can worsen conditions such as asthma that marketers claim they help to prevent. The regulation, which the board said is the first of its kind in the nation, will require testing and certification of all types of air purifiers. Any that emit more than a tiny amount of ozone will have to be pulled from the California market.
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September 6, 2013 | By Karen Kaplan and Monte Morin
One out of 10 American high school students used electronic cigarettes in 2012, along with nearly 3% of middle school students, according to a new federal report. That's about double the rate of e-cigarette use in 2011 and translates into 1.78 million children and teens who have tried the battery-powered devices. The sharp increase has public health experts worried. Electronic cigarettes contain the addictive chemical nicotine and traces of cancer-causing compounds called nitrosamines.
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July 23, 2002 | From Times staff and wire reports
The American Lung Assn. is seeking high school and college-age volunteers to help at Camp Wheeze, a day camp for asthmatic first- to sixth-graders. The camp will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Aug. 5 through 9 at Sacred Heart School, 10770 Henderson Road. Orientation for counselors will be held the week before. For more information, call the American Lung Assn. at 988-6023.
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May 22, 1999 | MASSIE RITSCH
Elementary school-aged children with chronic asthma can attend a free weeklong summer day camp especially designed for their needs. Camp Wheez, sponsored annually by the American Lung Assn. of Santa Barbara and Ventura counties, provides asthma education, physical development skills and arts and crafts projects. The staff, including medical professionals, is made up of volunteers from the community. The camp will be held July 26-30 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
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January 21, 2000 | CATHERINE BLAKE
The American Lung Assn. is looking for Ventura County residents to volunteer for an education program to teach schoolchildren about asthma. Open Airways for Schools consists of six 45-minute sessions at elementary schools throughout Ventura and Santa Barbara counties. The volunteers will help children identify what causes an asthma attack, how to use medication appropriately, diagnose the severity of asthma symptoms and devise an emergency plan with parents and teachers.
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December 7, 2013 | By Anthony York
SACRAMENTO - While much of the country is gearing up for the holidays, political forces in Sacramento are girding for battle. Already, special interests are lined up with plans that could shape next year's general election ballot. They are considering propositions to increase medical malpractice awards, hike tobacco taxes and give local governments the right to scale back public employee pensions, among other ideas. Each of the proposals could spawn campaigns costing tens of millions of dollars.
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April 30, 1993 | JEFF McDONALD
The American Lung Assn. of Ventura County is sponsoring a Clean Air Festival on Sunday at Oxnard State Beach. The event, which begins Clean Air Week, will feature speakers and displays on air pollution and its damaging effect on lung health, organizers said. "The association's goal is to empower each person to take personal responsibility for reducing the level of air pollution in their home and community," said Dr.
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