Tell EPA: Moms Need A Strong Soot Standard

BY ON November 15, 2012

Buses creating soot pollution

Soot is the mix of tiny particles that comes out of coal plant smokestacks, diesel engines, vehicle tailpipes, and oil refineries. It is a byproduct of burning fossil fuels, and it’s  harmful to the health of our children. New standards for allowable levels of soot in the air are on track to be finalized by EPA on December 14. Please join Moms Clean Air Force in urging EPA Administrator, Lisa Jackson to finalize a strong soot standard. Here are three reasons to sign our petition today.

1. Soot is tiny. Soot is made up of particles that are smaller than a speck of dust, and less than 1/30th the width of a human hair. Their small size means that they are especially harmful. They penetrate deeply into the lungs, and can’t be expelled through coughing. They also easily enter the bloodstream.

2. Soot harms babies and children. Exposure to soot is linked to increases in infant mortality, premature birth, and low birth weight. It also exacerbates asthma in children and interferes with lung development.

3.  Our Bodies, Our Economy. Among adults, soot exposure has been linked to premature death, heart attacks, emergency room visits, acute bronchitis, and asthma attacks. The new soot standard would prevent enough adverse health outcomes to save our economy $5.9 billion each year, according to the EPA.

Moms need to keep the pressure on as EPA prepares to finalize this life-saving standard.


TOPICS: Asthma, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Coal, Economics, EPA, Pollution, Schools

  • Willy E.

    Yes! Finally after 30 plus years of waiting for the people of the world to come to realize that we need to address the wonton dumping of auto exhaust pollution into the air that we and our children breathe.

    The 25% increase in fuel energy efficiency is contingent on the 100% removal of ALL “Acid Rain” type of GHGs , so if you want the savings YOU WILL REMOVE SOOT, PERTICULATE, AND SO² pollution off when using this system.

    Read about the 30 year history of this innovation over the course of my lifetime here;

    “I would never have guessed how the developments during … 1980 would charge
    me for three decades, driving me right up to the present”

    Read more about the system here;

    “Acid Rain from these sources would be entirely removed from their exhaust emissions as well as [would] ALL soot particulate”

    I need your help with this; I have spent the last thirty years of my life working on this and waiting for people to realize the damage “Corporate Oil” is doing in the name of “Profit”, but I am now 60 years old and need to retire so I want hand this off to the next generation.

    All offers will be graciously accepted and gratefully Entertained!

    Willy E.
    En-Sense Solutions.