“If You Can’t Breathe, You Can’t Work”

BY ON September 27, 2011
On Wednesday, September 21, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA), Chairperson of the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee, held a press conference to discuss concerns about protecting landmark environmental laws. Joining her were EPW Members Sen. Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ), Sen. Ben Cardin (D-MD), public health representatives,...

TOPICS: Activism, Asthma, Dads, Economics, EPA, Mercury Poisoning, Politics, Pollution

One Mom’s Story Of The Real Costs Of Asthma

BY ON September 26, 2011
Asthma is only one of many health problems related to air pollution. But it’s a big one. According to statistics compiled by the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology, approximately 34 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma; 9 million of those are children under...

TOPICS: Asthma, Economics, Pollution

Naptime Activism

BY ON September 26, 2011
No one knows busy better than a mom. I’ve got dear friends who have just had twins, and after a day with the infants, I’m exhausted. And I don’t have night duty. I remember those days as a young mother – I couldn’t even find...

TOPICS: Activism, Asthma, Pollution

Ozone Threats: 5 Things You Need To Know

BY ON September 26, 2011
Many of you have heard about President Obama’s recent decision to pull new EPA regulations on ozone, or smog, in America. EPA head administrator, Lisa Jackson and her agency supported and hoped to move forward on these regulations to protect the public health. They would...

TOPICS: Asthma, Politics, Pollution