Capital Weather Gang: Health


Posted at 02:00 PM ET, 01/08/2014

This is what happens to your body in cold weather

Capital Weather Gang’s A. Camden Walker explained symptoms your body shows when it’s adjusting to the cold.

By Natalie Jennings  |  02:00 PM ET, 01/08/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Cold, Health, Latest

Posted at 01:12 PM ET, 10/31/2013

Weather phobias are real: what scares you the most? (POLL)

From nephophobia - fear of clouds - to chionophobia - fear of snow, weather legitimately scares people.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:12 PM ET, 10/31/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health, Latest

Posted at 01:57 PM ET, 10/25/2013

U.S. once had air pollution to match China’s today

One of the worst U.S. air pollution episodes was the choking, deadly smog that covered Donora, Pa., in October 1948, killing 20 people and leaving roughly 7,000 ill in hospitals or at home.

By Jack Williams  |  01:57 PM ET, 10/25/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Quality, Health, International Weather, Latest

Posted at 03:22 PM ET, 10/21/2013

Chinese city shut down by off-the-charts pollution

The northern Chinese city of Harbin was effectively shut down Monday after suffocating in a dense soup of pollution.

By Jason Samenow  |  03:22 PM ET, 10/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Quality, Health, International Weather, Latest

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 09/26/2013

Breathing easier: Washington, D.C.’s remarkable improvement in air quality

For the first time since 2009, and only the second time in the last 16 years, Washington, D.C. had no code red days for unhealthy air quality in the summer of 2013.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:43 PM ET, 09/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Environment, Health, Latest

Posted at 01:43 PM ET, 09/06/2013

Ragweed pollen climbing, but lower than average

This year's ragweed pollen levels are rising, but tracking below many recent years.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:43 PM ET, 09/06/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health, Latest, Pollen

Posted at 12:01 PM ET, 07/08/2013

Children left in hot cars: a deadly combination that must stop

Leaving a child in a hot car goes beyond risky, unsafe behavior and enters the realm of criminal neglect.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:01 PM ET, 07/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Extreme Heat, Health, Latest

Posted at 11:18 AM ET, 05/30/2013

Code orange air quality alert for D.C. area, first of 2013

The hot, stagnant air over the Washington, D.C. area has prompted the first air quality alert of 2013.

By Jason Samenow  |  11:18 AM ET, 05/30/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Air Quality, Health, Latest

Posted at 11:04 AM ET, 05/24/2013

Don't Fry Day: Sun safety advice for the unofficial start of summer

Overexposure to the sun is dangerous and can increase your risk of skin cancer.

By Kathryn Prociv  |  11:04 AM ET, 05/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health, Latest, Seasons

Posted at 12:52 PM ET, 05/17/2013

It's a really bad pollen day

Tree counts HIGH. Grass counts HIGH. Mold counts MODERATE. If you're sneezing like I am, this should explain a lot.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:52 PM ET, 05/17/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health, Latest

Posted at 01:32 PM ET, 04/26/2013

The strength of the late April sun in Washington, D.C.

While it's not quite beach weather, the sun's rays are now just as strong as we see in mid-August.

By Justin Grieser  |  01:32 PM ET, 04/26/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Astronomy, Health, Latest, Local Climate, Seasons

Posted at 12:32 PM ET, 04/19/2013

Tree pollen spikes to highest level since 2010

Today's tree pollen count surged to 2870.61 grains per cubic meter, classified as VERY HIGH according to the U.S. Army Centralized Allergen Extract Laboratory.

By Jason Samenow  |  12:32 PM ET, 04/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health, Latest

Posted at 01:49 PM ET, 04/18/2013

Tree pollen high, but may not have peaked

Tree pollen counts in the last two weeks have consistently shot up into the high range, and could spike higher.

By Jason Samenow  |  01:49 PM ET, 04/18/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Health, Latest, Pollen