Author: Molly Rauch

Molly RauchAs public health policy director, Molly Rauch develops clean air campaigns, creates educational resources, manages media outreach, cultivates partnerships and collaborations with other organizations, and writes about public health, science, and policy. She lives with her family in Washington, DC, where she serves on the District of Columbia’s Commission on Climate Change and Resiliency. Her writing on environmental health has appeared in Goodhousekeeping.com, Parents.com, and Huffington Post, among other publications. A native New Yorker, she holds a master’s degree in public health.

5 Reasons Moms Need a Stronger Soot Standard

BY ON June 28, 2012
Recently the EPA finally released proposed revisions of its National Ambient Air Quality Standard for particle pollution. Fine particles, also known as soot, come from vehicle emissions, power plants, and fires (think grills, fireplaces, and wood stoves, as well as forest fires). This microscopic airborne pollution...

TOPICS: Asthma, Politics, Pollution, Science

Smoggiest May in Five Years

BY ON June 5, 2012
This week the non-profit group Clean Air Watch took a look at how much smog Americans have endured this spring. Clean Air Watch examined the number of states in which smog, or ozone, exceeded national standards in the month of May, as well as the...

TOPICS: Asthma, Politics, Pollution