protecting the ohio river valley from petrochemicals

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

LEARN MORE

pipeline risk

Help residents on the ground monitor the Shell Falcon Pipeline construction

CAMPAIGN
Photo Credit: Courtesy of Fractracker Alliance

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

flaring of coking gas in the mon valley

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

Breathe Cam

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

Peduto: Fossil fuel industries will take a toll on the future

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By Don Hopey
Oct 31, 2019

Exclusive: ExxonMobil scouting for potential cracker site in Beaver County

Pittsburgh Business Times
By Paul J. Gough and Tim Schooley
Oct 15, 2019

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

The Guardian
By Emily Holden
Oct 11, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

PA Solar Center Launch Party!

Nov 07, 2019

Please join us to celebrate the launch of the brand new Pennsylvania Solar Center. Our mission is to help the state become a national leader…

Recent Increases in Air Pollution: Evidence and Implications for Mortality

Nov 14, 2019

You’re invited to join GASP for an event at 2 p.m. Nov. 14 at the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh East Liberty branch featuring Professor Nicholas…

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…

Leaders and Lead: Creating Lead-safe Municipalities

Nov 21, 2019

Come learn how municipalities and elected officials can lead the charge to protect your community from lead! About this Event Join us for an inspiring…

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.

READ MORE

#breatheproject

An important and informed thread on over 40 years of battles & progress which has led to the Pittsburgh economy of today. We have sacrificed to much & have come too far, to allow a few to turn us backward. The world has changed & we must continue to adapt. https://t.co/v549xecVzl

Breathe Project stands with @billpeduto ! Thanks to @PghBizTimes https://t.co/xjCS5OAo9c @NoPetroPA @PeopleOverPetro

[email protected] your response on @KDKARadio today was lame – "the #cracker plant is part of the energy efficiency future." The #Shell plant will make #PLASTICS (not energy) which the world doesn't need! What about a #recycling plastics industry to create products? @NoPetroPA

Labor Sides With Big Oil in a Feud With Pittsburgh’s Mayor https://t.co/l2WnRA2tLO via @TheStream_Hub clips

These emissions exponentially reverse any progress made by the City of Pittsburgh's climate action plan. Not to mention... the unsustainable production of 1.6m tons PLASTIC a year:

"Will a push for plastics turn Appalachia into next ‘Cancer Alley’?" https://t.co/zdAeowW2Z0

Load More...

Breathe Project

22 minutes ago

Breathe Project

Breathe Weekly, the air quality news you need to know!
mailchi.mp/254c3fee373b/breathe-weekly-for-nov-11-2019-mayors-opposition-welcome-news
... See MoreSee Less

View on Facebook

2 days ago

Breathe Project

TODAY: Once again Clairton/ Liberty is among the top 5 worst air quality regions in the country according to the EPA. ... 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