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Massive emissions released from U.S. Steel Clairton Coke Works on May 29, 2018 about 5 p.m.

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Photo Credit: U.S. Steel Clairton Coke Works

the air we share

Poor air quality increases health risks and premature death.

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asthma in children

Pittsburgh children living near pollution sources have high rates of asthma and respiratory ailments.

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fracking and health

Study finds low birth weights near gas drilling sites.

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Photo Credit: Fracking Well Flare and Farm Tractor near Butler County PA

patrolling our air

Meet Carnegie Mellon's CAP team and learn how they map air pollution in our region.

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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

Report Says Pittsburgh Region Is 4th Worst In Country For Bad Air Days

KDKA-TV
By Andy Sheehan
Jul 12, 2018

What do politicians have to say about Pittsburgh's asthma epidemic?

Environmental Health Project
By Kristina Marusic
Jul 13, 2018

Allegheny County Health Department Fines U.S. Steel $1 Million for Clairton Pollution

By Chuck Biedka
Jun 28, 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS

Borough of Fox Chapel Public Hearing

Jul 16, 2018

There will be a public hearing to consider an ordinance amending the borough’s Zoning Ordinance regulating oil and gas wells in the borough.

Legal Defense Fundraiser

Jul 15, 2018

Purchase fabulous objects and support North Braddock Residents For Our Future’s legal resistance of Merrion Oil and Gas’s proposed unconventional gas wells at Edgar Thomson…

This Is Zero Hour Pittsburgh

Jul 21, 2018

*IMPORTANT* This is the tentative route and schedule please continue to check the event page for details! On July 21, youth all over the United…

Climate Reality Ohio River Valley Bus Tour

Jul 28, 2018

Join Climate Reality Pittsburgh & SWPA leaders for a tour of some inspiring renewable energy projects in Beaver County, also ground zero for the gas…

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The Time Is Now To Stand Up For Clean Air In Allegheny County

By Matt Mehalik, Executive Director of the Breathe Project

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The reading of the 200-foot #scollofsmellPGH continues at @Allegheny_Co as residents seek resolution on other r #dirtyair @ACE_Fitzgerald

The Scroll of @SmellPGH smell complaints represents serious air quality in our region. @inversion_doc #pittsburgh

Interesting pattern in citizen AQ reporting in Lawrenceville. Winds flowing from the northeast. What might it be, @Allegheny_Co? For the record, I’m the orange report.

See #ClimateChange up close and real on the Climate Reality Bus Tour: Ohio River Valley #Shell #solar #resistance https://t.co/GeE0spvNtT

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REPORT YOUR AIR

Smell something in your neighborhood?

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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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