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
the air we share
Poor air quality increases health risks and premature death.GET THE FACTS
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
patrolling our air
Meet Carnegie Mellon's CAP team and learn how they map air pollution in our region.BLOG
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.
Shell Pipeline Might Remediate Wetland in Mercer County
Beaver County Times
By Jared Stonesifer
Fridays With FitzgeraldAug 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 TourOct 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 ConferenceNov 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…
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.
FIND YOUR AIR NOW
HOW'S YOUR AIR?GOOD MODERATE UNHEALTHY VERY UNHEALTHY HAZARDOUS
Breathe Cam Highlights
U.S. Steel Clairton Coke Works
Large plumes of steam and smoke are seen here from the Clairton plant. Notice the lighter smoke and how much longer it is visible over the quickly disappearing steam.
Edgar Thomson North
In this clip notice the different types of emission in each stack. On the right and left main stack these emissions are full of steam and have heavy white smoke. The middle stack has no steam and you can see a light transparent smoke. This middle smoke is full of particulates and potentially harmful materials.