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Asthma Prevalence and Control among School Children Residing near Outdoor Air Pollution Sites

Outdoor air pollution (OAP) contributes to poor asthma outcomes and remains a public health concern in Pittsburgh.

Pittsburgh’s History of Poor Air Quality: A Viewpoint on Environmental Injustice in the Monongahela River Valley
GASP Guide to Local Air Pollution
Fossil Fuels, “The Dirty Facts”
American Lung Association, State of the Air 2021
Zeroing in on Healthy Air – A National Assessment of Health and Climate Benefits of Zero-Emission Transportation and Electricity

This American Lung Assoc. report shows the tremendous public health and climate benefits if the United States accelerates a widespread transition to a zero-emission transportation sector coupled with non-combustion, renewable electricity sources like wind and solar.

Asthma prevalence and control among schoolchildren residing near outdoor air pollution sites

A three-year study that found many of the 1,200 elementary school children who live near industrial sources of pollution were exposed to levels of outdoor air pollution above thresholds set by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and the World Health Organization.

Living near or downwind of unconventional oil and gas development linked with increased risk of early death

Elderly people living near or downwind of unconventional oil and gas development are at higher risk of early death compared with elderly individuals who don’t live near such operations, according to a large study from Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Racial, ethnic minorities and low-income groups in U.S. exposed to higher levels of air pollution

Blacks, Asians, Hispanics, Latinos, and low-income populations—are being exposed to higher levels of dangerous fine particulate air pollution (PM2.5) than other groups.

Air pollution puts children at higher risk of disease in adulthood

Children exposed to air pollution, such as wildfire smoke and car exhaust, for as little as one day may be doomed to higher rates of heart disease and other ailments in adulthood.

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