Shell Petrochemical Plant Threatens Beaver County
A dangerous petrochemical and plastic "hub" is planned for the Ohio River Valley.Get the Facts
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
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.
Opposition Growing Against Natural Gas Pipeline To Supply Beaver Co. Cracker Plant
By Andy Sheehan
Testimony begins in U.S. Steel appeal of coke works enforcement order
By Don Hopey
Protecting Our Communities – Environmental Challenges From Fossil Fuel Extraction in SWPADec 06, 2018
Find out from our region’s elected representatives what’s going on in city, county, state and federal government to combat climate change, promote sustainable energy and protect…
Webinar: Engaging Health Professionals in Environmental Public HealthDec 07, 2018
Healthcare professionals are important partners for the advancement of environmental public health. On the front-line of healthcare delivery, clinicians, pediatricians, nurses, and many other professionals…
Cancer and the Environment Symposium: Priorities for Research, Policy, and Clinical Practice in Southwest PennsylvaniaJan 29, 2019
Cancer and the Environment
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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.