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

Foul city air

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By Debra Anderson
Mar 26, 2021

Shell’s Falcon Pipeline Under Investigation by Federal and State for Serious Public Safety Risks

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By Anya Litvak
Mar 17, 2021

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

Enviromental Health News
By Environmental Health Network Staff
Mar 01, 2021

UPCOMING EVENTS

Celebrating Earth Day -- Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy

Apr 05, 2021

Multiple Events during April! At the Pittsburgh Parks Conservancy, every day is Earth Day! Celebrating Earth Day is something each one of us can do…

Beaver County Earth Day Rally!

Apr 18, 2021

Come together to celebrate Earth Day! We need to face it, our earth is on fire. We are witnessing the devastating effects of climate change…

From Fracked Gas to Plastic Pollution in the Ohio River Valley and Beyond

Apr 19, 2021

Last summer People Over Petro and many of its partners joined in a summer digital series and summit called A-Z Tackling the Impacts of Plastics…

Reimagine Jobs Showcase – Sustainable Development/Construction

Apr 28, 2021

BREATHE BLOG

Accountability for Our Future: The Shell Cracker Plant Will Threaten Our Health. Have Beaver County Residents been Betrayed?

By Rachel Meyer, BCMAC, Voices for Change

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Attention #Pennsylvania organizations! Register for a briefing to learn about #ReImagineAppalachia's plan to secure federal support & how we maximize on this opportunity.

More info: https://t.co/YxHZZLancq

Register here: https://t.co/baDofzYYM1

Pittsburghers are using art to call attention to the region's air pollution problem.

Check out this great @ORMorrison piece in @PublicSourcePA, and then sign up for the online event tomorrow.
https://t.co/NHJnc91tvJ

There’s a clear picture in my mind of our region’s future: good-paying jobs to rebuild our infrastructure, tackle climate change, create a healthy future for our grandkids, and build local, equitable wealth. Let’s make it a reality ⁦⁦@newdeal4us⁩. https://t.co/7QmkYAi1sY

On the agenda: Episodic weather regs that have been in the works for the past year. Committee expected to vote on whether or not to recommend to the Board of Health that the draft be put out for public comment. DETAILS for this public (virtual) meeting: https://t.co/nEqcUa1fpV https://t.co/TIMYrqzLRt

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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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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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