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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.
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.
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.
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.
January 15, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
The American Lung Assn. will host a showcase of clean-air vehicles in Ventura to raise awareness about air pollution. The free event will be Jan. 25 from 7:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at Southern California Edison, 10600 Telegraph Road. For information, call program coordinator Dave Rodriguez at 988-6023.
February 18, 2009 | Susan Carpenter
The makers of Tide, Ajax and other common household cleansers are being asked to come clean about their ingredients. Environmental and health activists announced plans Tuesday for a lawsuit to make Procter & Gamble Co., Colgate-Palmolive Co. and two other major firms reveal the chemical ingredients of their cleaning products and their research on the products' effects. The suit, to be filed today in New York, seeks to use a little-known 1976 New York law passed to combat phosphates in detergent.
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