protecting the ohio river valley from petrochemicals

Industry is moving quickly to turn the Ohio River Valley into a manufacturing hub for plastics.

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pipeline risk

Help residents on the ground monitor the Shell Falcon Pipeline construction

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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.

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flaring of coking gas in the mon valley

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

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fracking and health

Studies find fracking has significant health impacts on people.

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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

Will a push for plastics turn Appalachia into next ‘Cancer Alley’?

The Guardian
By Emily Holden
Oct 11, 2019

Fearing science pushed aside, experts meet in protest of EPA's air quality change

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By Daniel Moore
Oct 11, 2019

'We want to send a message': Students lead climate strike in Pittsburgh

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By Don Hopey
Sep 20, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

Defend the Water – Water Blessing, March and Rally

Oct 23, 2019

Join more than 40 leaders of Indigenous nations across the country who will be in Pittsburgh to address the destructive impacts of the petrochemical industry…

Eco Districts Summit: 10 Year Anniversary

Nov 04, 2019

The annual Summit is the world’s only conference dedicated to neighborhood- and district-scale sustainability. Every year the EcoDistricts Summit brings together hundreds of thinkers and…

Shell's Effects: What is the Environmental Impact?

Nov 06, 2019

Join guest speaker Matt Mehalik, executive director of the Breathe Project, and learn more about the public health and environmental impacts of the Shell Petrochemical…

League of Women Voters of PA: Seventh Annual Shale and Public Health Conference

Nov 19, 2019

Presented by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania’s “Straight Scoop on Shale” initiative and hosted by the University of Pittsburgh, Graduate School of Public…

BREATHE BLOG

Children's Environmental Health Day – We Must Put Children First

Dr. Ned Keyter is one of the founding physicians of Pediatric Alliance and served as its president from 1997-2004. He has been practicing general pediatrics at Pediatric Alliance since 1990. He also serves on the board of the Environmental Health Project.

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#breatheproject

24th Annual Heinz Award winner & filmmaker Kevin Jerome Everson whose documentary topics range from African American workers to eclipses: We are all apart of the universe & there is no hierarchy

24th Annual Heinz Award winner & Outdoor Afro Founder Rue Mapp trains a network of African American conservation leaders: I regard Harriet Tubman as our original outdoor leader

24th Annual Heinz Award winner Amanda Nguyen, rape survivor and activist, drafted Sexual Assault Survivor’s Bill of Rights Act passed in 2016: I had a choice - accept injustice or rewrite the law

#economy borough residents worry about their future with #fracking at their doorstep. https://t.co/9jrLuoYVU2 @PeopleOverPetro @NoPetroPA

DEP today posted (another) Notice of Violation letter to #Erie Coke Corp. An inspector noted visible fugitive air contaminants at greater than 20% opacity during coke pushing of oven 10. https://t.co/0J0hsD4Pos

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Breathe Project

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Breathe Project

Braddock residents reporting that this emission release is making it hard to breathe today.

Inversion Documentary
What the heck is this? Did anybody else see or smell anything strange coming out of US Steel's Edgar Thomson Mill today? Please share your stories! (Video courtesy of BreatheProject's Breathe Cam by the CMU CREATE Lab)

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