As methane leaks have been linked to asthma, asthma patients in the U.S. are now more likely to report that their homes are smelling, and the problem has worsened over the past few years, according to new research.
In fact, as many as one in 10 U.P.A.s residents may have experienced a leak of methane from their home, according the study published in the journal Environmental Science & Technology.
A report from the EPA released on Friday said the problem could affect 2.4 million people nationwide.
The U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change estimates that if greenhouse gas emissions continue to rise at their current rate, methane emissions will cause more than half of all global warming to occur by 2100.
The report found that methane leaks are more common in older homes, where methane gas has been trapped in pipes and fittings.
Methane leaks have increased since 2005, when the U,P.
As methane leaks began to increase.
The EPA estimated that methane emissions from homes were responsible for a quarter of the recent uptick in methane leaks.
But the study also found that the methane leakage rate in homes with older infrastructure was increasing.
More than half the methane leaks reported in the study were due to pipes and wiring that are over 30 years old.
The study also noted that older homes in California, Tennessee, Georgia, Idaho and South Dakota had more methane leaks than homes in the Northeast and Midwest.
“The rise in methane in older structures and the increasing presence of methane leaks in older housing areas may be due to a combination of environmental factors and an underlying socioeconomic or geographic disparity in the prevalence of methane emissions in the United States,” said Michael R. Clements, a professor of environmental engineering and public policy at the University of New Mexico and the study’s lead author.
“We also observed a significant increase in the percentage of homes that were rated as ‘very poor,’ ‘very polluted,’ ‘high methane emissions’ or ‘high emissions from older housing structures.'”
In fact, the U.,P.
Ars Methane Leaks Report found that one in five homes in New Mexico, New York and Florida had methane leaks that were not addressed in previous research.
A new study from the University the University’s Center for the Study of Environmental Health in the Americas, however, indicates that the increase in methane pollution is largely due to older homes.
The center has been studying methane leaks from older buildings in the state of California since 2015.
“This is the first study of its kind to quantify the rise in the rates of leaks from the oldest homes in states that have experienced the most recent drought,” said Robert G. Knepp, the senior author of the study and a professor in the School of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the U of T. The research was funded by the California Energy Commission, the California Gas and Electric Authority and the California Department of Water Resources.
“Methane leaks are increasing at an alarming rate in older and older housing,” said Knepps.
“I hope the report provides further information to the public to help reduce their exposure to the harmful effects of methane pollution.”