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Fruin quoted on dirty air at Chicago train station

Fellow(s): Scott Fruin

Confirming what Chicago-area commuters have experienced for years, federal regulators have documented spikes of lung- and heart-damaging pollution in the acrid blue clouds that hover between diesel locomotives at Union Station.


"These locations are not healthy areas to spend much time in," said Scott Fruin, a University of Southern California researcher who studies air pollution during commuting but was not involved in the EPA study. "Increased ventilation is warranted, particularly at rush hour when concentrations are highest and the most people are present."

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