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

When the Kids Started Getting Sick

The New Yorker
By Eliza Griswold
Mar 02, 2021

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

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

Amid lawsuits, Delaware River Basin Commission makes fracking ban permanent

The Philadelphia Inquirer
By Andrew Maykuth
Feb 25, 2021

UPCOMING EVENTS

Bioplastic: Hype or Hope

Mar 11, 2021

Learn how new scientific advancements in this industry may hold promise to phase out fossil fuel and petrochemical-based materials and provide new economic development possibilities….

Reimagine Jobs Showcase – Regenerative Agriculture

Mar 24, 2021

Join the ReimagineJobs.org team for the third event in our 2021 virtual series focusing on sustainable job and career opportunities in Southwest Pennsylvania. Each month we will…

Learn to be a Smoke Reader: EPA Method 9 Opacity Certification Program

Mar 29, 2021

The Allegheny County Health Department (ACHD) is covering the cost of the training put on by Eastern Technical Associates. Please know that spots for this…

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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STUDY: Even small reductions in #soot and #smog (#pm2.5 and #ozone) reduced asthma attacks in children. https://t.co/NLtmwuJMTn

You can check out the February RAMP network report (and all previous months!) - https://t.co/rK2NZpbGPQ

@GASPPgh @inversion_doc @HeinzEndow @BreatheProject

"Nearly 10 years and more than 1,000 natural gas wells later, Greene County, PA appears to be no better off financially than where it started."

@jamiemartines for @SpotlightPA on the failed promise of the Appalachian fracking boom:

https://t.co/nDaMmuQXTs

Family reps met with @pahealth to ask that the study be expanded to include facilities that handle fracking waste, which can contain high levels of radioactive materials. https://t.co/Hp4AFYc5MY)

A proposed legislative revision could allow major polluting facilities in Ohio to operate under aging air regulations with outdated pollution control technology, endangering frontline communities. Learn more 👉 https://t.co/kIxNV3ucFW @ovec @RiverResidents

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