fighting petrochemical growth

Industry plans to turn the Ohio River Valley into a manufacturing hub for plastics.

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the air we share

Poor air quality increases health risks and premature death.

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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.

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flaring of coking gas in the mon valley

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

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fracking and health

Study finds low birth weights near gas drilling sites.

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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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How Karen Hacker Worked to Resuscitate the Health Department

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By Oliver Morrison
Jul 14, 2019

County to Hold Public Hearing on U.S. Steel Draft Settlement July 30

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Jul 05, 2019

Investigation: Cracker plant will bring jobs, pollution

WTAE-TV Channel 4
By Paul Van Osdol
May 09, 2019

UPCOMING EVENTS

ACHD Public Hearing on U.S. Steel Draft Settlement

Jul 30, 2019

The Allegheny County Health Department will hold a public hearing at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, July 30, at the Clairton Municipal Building to receive citizen…

Climate Crisis Town Hall with PA Rep. Mike Doyle

Aug 14, 2019

Pennsylvania State Rep. Mike Doyle will hold a Town Hall on the Climate Crisis at Soldiers and Sailors Hall. More details to come.

Paddle With Peace & Prayer for Water Protection – Pittsburgh Landing

Aug 03, 2019

Degawenodas and other members of the Seneca community in New York are paddling the full length of the Ohi:yo’/Allegheny River in honor of World Peace…

Eco Districts Summit: 10 Year Anniversary

Nov 04, 2019

The annual Summit is the world’s only conference dedicated to neighborhood- and district-scale sustainability. Every year the EcoDistricts Summit brings together hundreds of thinkers and…

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ACCAN Releases Explosive Video of Metalico in the Spirit of July 4th

Allegheny County Clean Air Now

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"Any backsliding from the health department under new leadership must be vociferously opposed by all who crave and deserve cleaner air."

Strong words from @PennFuture's Jacqui Bonomo, who had a Letter to the Editor published in the @PittsburghPG today.

https://t.co/AVgXfYkfPs

Today at @LunchWithBooks in the #Library Auditorium: "The Health Impacts of Cracker Plants" with Ned Ketyer, M.D., with @EHPinfo and Matthew Mehalik, Ph.D., of #Pittsburgh-based @BreatheProject. Program starts at noon. Bring your lunch, #feedyourbrain. https://t.co/wOlAEwFShp

All of our "just one"s really add up. What can you do to reduce your single-use plastics to zero? (Art by our awesome intern Lexi) #wildlifeoverwaste #plasticfreejuly #ReduceReduceReduce

“Changing Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations could soon strip individuals and communities of the ability to challenge granted pollution permits while continuing to allow industry to appeal denials, The New York Times reported.” https://t.co/70StGCcRG6

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