Author: Molly Rauch

Molly RauchMolly Rauch is a mom who lives and works in Washington, DC. As Public Health Policy Director for Moms Clean Air Force, she builds relationships with public health organizations and develops alliances and partnerships with them. She also writes about public health science and policy for Moms Clean Air Force. Her writing on environmental health has appeared in,, and Huffington Post, among other publications. A native New Yorker, she holds a master’s degree in public health.

Air Pollution Linked to Attention Problems And Anxiety in Children

BY ON March 26, 2012
Last week, new research was posted online linking a type of air pollution to behavioral problems in children. The study, from Columbia University’s School of Public Health, followed inner city children exposed to polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH), a type of pollution resulting from the incomplete combustion...

TOPICS: African-American Community, Latino Community, Pollution, Pregnancy, Social Justice

Mommy Brain or Air Pollution?

BY ON February 16, 2012
I sent my daughter to school today without her bathing suit, even though today is a swim day for her. And I forgot to remind the kids to pack their library books. Well, ok, there’s more: I had to buy a new Metrocard yesterday when...

TOPICS: Pollution