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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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.

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We Made Plastic. We Depend On It. Now We Are Drowning In It.

National Geographic
By Laura Parker
Jun 01, 2018

Exposure to Air Pollution in Womb Tied to Hypertension in Children

New York Times
By Nicholas Bakalar
May 17, 2018

Potter's Cracker Plant at the Center of Shell's Return to Plastics

Beaver County Times
By Daveen Rae Kurutz
May 17, 2018

UPCOMING EVENTS

Where Plastic Ends Up - An International Perspective on Plastics

May 22, 2018

Hear from international speakers about what happens to the plastics we manufacture and throw away. This event will kick off the conversation on our region’s…

Where Plastic Ends Up - An International Perspective on Plastics

May 23, 2018

Come hear from an international delegration in Pittsburgh and learn about what happens to the plastics we make and throw away. Free and open to…

Pennsylvania Lobby Day 2018 – Address Climate Change by Addressing Methane

May 22, 2018

A Franklin & Marshall Poll found 62% of Pennsylvanians think more should be done to address climate change and only 26% approve of how our…

Lung Force Expo Pittsburgh– American Lung Assoc.

Jun 07, 2018

The LUNG FORCE Expo is a program designed for patients, caregivers and healthcare providers to learn more about the latest trends, resources and research surrounding…

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The Shell Ethane Cracker Is NOT A Done Deal

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Premature Birth Rates Drop in California After Coal and Oil Plants Shut Down https://t.co/sGKyjJfbgu

Op-ed in @oronline by our @SHvozdovich about how modern #oilandgas operations require modern protections & that's why HB 2154 which is being considered by our state leg is so dangerous. https://t.co/nKKiwqDqE3

It’s only fair that Big Polluters pay for the damage they do to our planet https://t.co/hdpTGgvGaz

Federal regulators are not immediately stopping work on the Atlantic Coast Pipeline, even though a federal appeals court invalidated a key permit for the project. https://t.co/JWMN3Rz1jM

How do we make #Pittsburgh a livable city for everyone? Tackling air pollution must be part of that solution. #CleanAirNow https://t.co/0Lo9TCTJ54

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