Children’s Health

Mercury Pollution in Maine

BY ON December 18, 2018
Mercury standards under attack: The Mercury and Air Toxics Standards are a lifesaving, fully implemented, effective pollution prevention program that specifically protects pregnant women and babies from harm. Since 2012, the mercury standards have helped to dramatically lower mercury emissions from coal plants. Moms want...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Act, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Environment, EPA, Maine, Mercury Poisoning

Our Children Need Health Protections Strengthened, Not Rolled Back

BY ON December 12, 2018
This post is written by Rev. Dr. Ambrose Carroll, Green the Church Co-Founder. It first appeared in Successful Black Parenting (used with permission): Today, being Black in America is dangerous. My wife and I don’t want our children to worry about their survival. We want them to run,...

TOPICS: African-American Community, Carbon Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Coal, EPA, Mercury Poisoning, Politics, Pollution, Social Justice

EPA Enforcement is Declining Across Every U.S. Region

BY ON December 12, 2018
Trump’s EPA is appalling. It’s retreat from protecting our families from pollution has already launched a process to sabotage and ultimately destroy our Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. These are protections that keep mercury, a terrible poison, from harming our babies’ brains. Under the leadership of Andrew Wheeler,...

TOPICS: Air Pollution, Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, EPA, Ozone, Politics, Pollution, Science

Interview With Dr. Gredia Huerta Montanez, Environmental Health Pediatrician

BY ON December 11, 2018
This is an interview with Dr. Gredia Huerta Montanez, an environmental health pediatrician in Puerto Rico and a member of the EPA’s Office of Children’s Health Protection Advisory Committee: Dr. Huerta Montanez, can you please tell us about the work you do as an environmental...

TOPICS: Children's Health, Clean Air Rules and Regulations, Climate Change, Heat and Extreme Weather, Latino Community, Science