Plume Pittsburgh
by CREATE Lab

See the air pollution spread throughout the entire region, beyond the emitters as weather and wind direction change.

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aerial view of braddock and edgar thomson

More than 2,100 residents live within 2 miles of the U.S. Steel Edgar Thomson Plant.

Photo Credit: Dave DiCello Photography

air quality, safety top concerns with plastic factory

The Shell petrochemical plastic plant marks the beginning of gas expansion plans for the Ohio River Valley.

Petro Facts
Photo Credit: By Julie Dermansky

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

clean air for clairton and the mon valley

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

Breathe Cam
Photo Credit: Alexandra Wimley/ PG

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

Town Hall Calls Attention To Pittsburgh Air Quality Problems

NPR-WESA 90.5
By Julia Zenkovich
Jul 28, 2021

The “twin crises” of high cancer rates and exposure to toxics in Pittsburgh

Environmental Health News
By Kristina Marusic
Jul 15, 2021

Study links more asthma cases to 2018 Clairton Coke Works fire

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
By Don Hopey
Jun 28, 2021

UPCOMING EVENTS

Puppets in the Park: Jeghetto’s Homecoming Show

Aug 14, 2021

Bring the entire family and come celebrate with Tarish “Jeghetto” Pipkins at our Puppets in the Park event in his hometown of Clairton. GASP is…

Premiere of "Heating Up!" A plant-based cooking show

Aug 17, 2021

You’re invited – On Tuesday, August 17th from 6 – 8 PM, join us in celebrating the launch of the first episode of “Heating Up!”…

Single-Use Plastics Summit

Aug 26, 2021

Save the Date: August 26 — 10am to 2pm More details to come

Home Resource Guide Community Workshop Series

Sep 07, 2021

The Home Resource Guide Community Workshops are a series of trainings that cover topics surrounding oil and gas development, from extraction and production to transportation…

BREATHE BLOG

Open Letter to SWPA Elected Governmental, Business and Civic Leaders on the Future of the Mon Valley

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It's well past time to treat climate change like the crisis it is.

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Preliminary results of an Ohio State University study show that pipeline installation on farmland negatively impacts crop yields. #PeopleOverPetro #NoPetroPA

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Powerful opinion piece by Renovo resident Sue Cannon opposes a proposed large-scale gas-fired power plant. “This power plant is unwanted, unnecessary, and will provide no benefits to residents - only burdens.” https://t.co/iX2gmPDeXJ

The one and only @SenTinaSmith is out there every day working for our clean energy future! Great to see her at this @CCAN event.

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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.

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HOW'S YOUR AIR?

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Finally we have a tool to see on a day by day snapshot where pollution goes.

Plume Pgh Created by CMU CREATE Lab let’s everyone see that air pollution
has effects beyond the immediate surroundings of emitters. Pollution in
one part of our air-shed has the potential to spread throughout the entire
region as weather and wind direction change.

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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.

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