Plume Pittsburgh
by CREATE Lab

See the air pollution spread throughout the entire region, beyond the emitters as weather and wind direction change.

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aerial view of braddock and edgar thomson

More than 2,100 residents live within 2 miles of the U.S. Steel Edgar Thomson Plant.

Photo Credit: Dave DiCello Photography

air quality, safety top concerns with plastic factory

The Shell petrochemical plastic plant marks the beginning of gas expansion plans for the Ohio River Valley.

Petro Facts
Photo Credit: By Julie Dermansky

asthma in children

Children exposed to the highest levels of air pollution in Clairton had nearly double the risk of asthma diagnosis as well as poorly controlled asthma.

Photo Credit: Annie O'Neill

clean air for clairton and the mon valley

Follow the latest developments at the Clairton Coke Works on the Mon Valley Breathe Cams

Breathe Cam
Photo Credit: Alexandra Wimley/ PG

fracking and health

Studies find fracking has significant health impacts on people.

NEWS
Photo Credit: Scott Goldsmith

Breathe Project

Breathe Project is a clearinghouse for information on air quality in Pittsburgh, southwestern Pennsylvania and beyond. We use the best available science and technology to better understand the quality of the air we breathe and provide opportunities for citizens to engage and take action.

BREAKING NEWS

Shocking Report Says Air Pollution Cutting Off Lives of Billions of People

Changing America
By Jenna Romaine
Sep 01, 2021

Exposure to air pollution below legal limits still linked to premature deaths

Environmental Health Project
By Kristina Marusic
Sep 02, 2021

It's Time to Cut Back on Single Use Plastic

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Editorial by Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Sep 02, 2021

UPCOMING EVENTS

Pittsburgh Strikes for Climate Justice!

Sep 24, 2021

Join Sunrise Pittsburgh, Socialist Alternative, Green New Deal for Pittsburgh, Ohio Valley Environmental Resistance, the Izaak Walton League of Allegheny County, Putting Down Roots, 350…

Homestead Steel to Green New Deal: Learning from labor struggles and victories to forge our future

Sep 25, 2021

You’re invited to join the continuing conversation with Mike Stout, the author of Homestead Steel: The Final Ten Years, with labor historian and union leader…

Our Right to Clean Air – Prevention is Preferable to Cure #4

Oct 12, 2021

Ever wonder why our healthcare establishment doesn’t speak out about the dangers of air pollution, rather than profiting from its consequences? As we mark the…

Hydrogen & Carbon Capture Conference

Nov 04, 2021

Our Spring Hydrogen & Carbon Capture Conference demonstrated the interest and need for more information about the emerging hydrogen generation and carbon capture sequestration markets…

BREATHE BLOG

Open Letter to SWPA Elected Governmental, Business and Civic Leaders on the Future of the Mon Valley

By admin

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Join us in the Sewickley and stop by our table and say hello! https://t.co/NdJJT3Q6gB

Check out this thread for tons of photos and videos from today's #ClimateStrike ⤵️
Thank you to everyone who came out and fought for climate justice with us today! Let's keep this momentum going! https://t.co/lPzydIDgep

The folks in Pittsburgh envision a brighter, cleaner future than fracking and petrochemicals can bring. @billpeduto @RepGainey @ACE_Fitzgerald @TomWolfPA @RepMetcalfe @JoshShapiroPA #ClimateStrike https://t.co/yEXFgbRGZF

@bcmac_ @BreatheProject Bad smells for days so far in Beaver, per recent complaints on Facebook. Where are they coming from???

There’s a #ClimateStrike in downtown #Pittsburgh right now. When will @ACE_Fitzgerald stand for meaningful climate action instead of his favorite “all of the above” approach?? @sunrisemvmtpgh @billmckibben

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REPORT YOUR AIR

Smell something in your neighborhood?

Download the SmellPGH app on your phone
to report your air and track how pollutants travel.

Residents of Allegheny County can report air problems
to the Allegheny County Health Department.

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HOW'S YOUR AIR?

GOOD MODERATE UNHEALTHY VERY UNHEALTHY HAZARDOUS

VISUALIZE YOUR AIR

Finally we have a tool to see on a day by day snapshot where pollution goes.

Plume Pgh Created by CMU CREATE Lab let’s everyone see that air pollution
has effects beyond the immediate surroundings of emitters. Pollution in
one part of our air-shed has the potential to spread throughout the entire
region as weather and wind direction change.

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CLEAN AIR — HEALTHY PEOPLE

STRENGTH IN NUMBERS

Fighting air pollution is a team effort! We need your help
to take on the big polluters and protect public health.

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