new high-definition breathe cam

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

See the New Views
Photo Credit: U.S. Steel Clairton Coke Works

the air we share

Poor air quality increases health risks and premature death.

GET THE FACTS
Photo Credit: Lynn Johnson

asthma in children

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

BLOG

fracking and health

Study finds low birth weights near gas drilling sites.

STUDY
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.

BLOG
Photo Credit: Debra Smit

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

Shell Pipeline Might Remediate Wetland in Mercer County

Beaver County Times
By Jared Stonesifer
Aug 13, 2018

Use Clean Air Fund to Protect Our Health

TribLive
LTE By Barbara White, Wilkensburg
Aug 09, 2018

The Weight of Numbers: Air Pollution and PM 2.5

Undark Magazine
By Undark Magazine
Aug 13, 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS

U.S. Steel $1 Million Fine Appeal - Clack Building

Aug 16, 2018

Fridays With Fitzgerald

Aug 31, 2018

Allegheny County is in the top 2% of counties nationwide for cancer risk from air pollution. It’s unacceptable that in ‘America’s Most Livable City,’ Pittsburghers…

PennFuture's 8th Annual Pittsburgh Solar Tour

Oct 06, 2018

Interested in displaying your solar prowess. Join the tour on Saturday, October 6, 2018 from noon to 4:00 p.m. (After-Party TBD from 4-6 P.M.) Event…

League of Women Voters 2018 Shale & Public Health Conference

Nov 14, 2018

The conference is presented by the League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania and hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health at…

BREATHE BLOG

Beaver Cracker Plant Exploits Region for Profits

By Terrie Baumgartner, Aliquippa

READ MORE

#breatheproject

Check out the results of our newly published study, Setback distances for unconventional oil and gas development: Delphi study results, published by @PLOSONE. https://t.co/Z4LgJumx1n

For additional information, see EHP’s Setback Distances Fact Sheet: https://t.co/pJAGDFmP3H

U.S. Steel's Appeal of Fine on Clairton Coke Works Latest Skirmish in Decades-Long Battle With Regulators https://t.co/UCoxZk2jEY

Interesting Q&A with Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County Executive, by @EnvirHealthNews . Good use of a @PublicSourcePA story to fact check him on the county's air quality fund: https://t.co/PsM0mYBFJO

Ecodistrict forum focuses on energy needs for Etna, Millvale and Sharpsburg https://t.co/hQqi5xnjNM via @PittsburghPG

Journalists Are Enemies of None — And Vital to Democracy https://t.co/UBougAGrIH

Load More...

Breathe Project

2 days ago

Breathe Project

U.S. Steel delays the appeal. Stay tuned.The hearing that was scheduled for Thursday, August 16, on U.S. Steel’s petition for stay has been cancelled by consent of the parties.

U.S. Steel must continue to adhere to all requirements of the enforcement order (bit.ly/2w7f8So) that was issued by the Health Department on June 28, 2018.

Future updates on hearing dates related to this case will be posted on the Health Department’s legal page: bit.ly/2LEULGS
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 days ago

Breathe Project

Thank you Pittsburgh Post-Gazette for the editorial addressing the hazardous sand pollution blowing around on Neville Island/ Stowe.
www.post-gazette.com/opinion/editorials/2018/08/14/Flyaway-pollution-Contain-the-sand-blowing-aro... Clean Water Action - Pennsylvania PennEnvironment PennFuture Inversion Documentary
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 days ago

Breathe Project

Apply Today!Let the Board of Health know that you want Clean Air Funds to go towards clean air projects. Sign our petition!

gasp-pgh.org/2018/08/01/petition-dont-spend-air-quality-funds-on-office-renovation/
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

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.

ABOUT THE APP

FIND YOUR AIR NOW

HOW'S YOUR AIR?

GOOD MODERATE UNHEALTHY VERY UNHEALTHY HAZARDOUS

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.

Take Action