Sooty Halloween

BY ON October 28, 2013

Soot cartoon, with trick or treater dressed up as Soot Man

Witches, goblins, ghosts…and air pollution? Scary stuff! This rings especially true this Halloween, with the recent announcement from the World Health Organization, which now classifies outdoor air pollution as a Group 1 carcinogen, along with tobacco smoke and ultraviolet radiation.

What can parents do to protect their children?

Get informed. READ and SHARE the resources below, and TAKE ACTION!

LEARN MORE:

OZONE

ASTHMA

SCHOOL AIR

SOOT AND BLACK CARBON

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES:

10 Tweetable Facts About Ozone Cars And Trucks And Things That Go!

10 Tweetable Facts About Soot and Black Carbon

Free E-Book! Asthma Triggers: A Guide For Parents, Teachers, Doctors And Nurses


JOIN MOMS CLEAN AIR FORCE

TOPICS: Cancer, Coal, Soot

  • Pepita Jimenez-Jacobs

    We’ve also been telling people for years that car idling while waiting for passengers or in heavy traffic contributes to air pollution from emissions. Perhaps if we drove less, or only when necessary, if we carpool or bundle our errands so we drove fewer times during the week, shouldn’t that help, too?

 

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