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.

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

An Interview With The Mercury Doctor

BY ON September 5, 2011
While researching my blog series on mercury, I kept reading about “mixed results” of epidemiological research on mercury, with the implication that we can’t be sure whether methylmercury exposure from eating fish is harming children. I decided to get to the bottom of this and...

TOPICS: Coal, Mercury Poisoning, Pollution

Your Child’s Brain On Mercury

BY ON August 18, 2011
These days, as the EPA is denounced as a job-killer, I often think about a story from the deep, dark, long-ago era of the twentieth century. Once upon a time, a gleaming, modern chemicals factory fueled Japan’s burgeoning plastics industry, providing jobs and wealth for...

TOPICS: Mercury Poisoning, Pollution