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Asthma Day Press Event About Health Impacts from Iowa Coal Plants

May 2, 2023
12:00 pm
- 12:30 pm EDT

Join Moms Clean Air Force, Sierra Club, and Clean Up MidAm on World Asthma Day—May 2 at 12 PM CT—for a press event calling on MidAmerican Energy to transition away from dirty coal energy by 2030 for the health of Iowans.

Coal-fired power plants are an enormous source of toxic pollution. Air pollution from coal-fired power plants is linked to a number of health dangers, including asthma, cancer, heart and lung ailments, neurological problems, dementia, and developmental and cognitive delays. In Muscatine County alone, where communities are exposed to pollution from two coal plants, there are 598 pediatric asthma cases and 2,968 adult asthma cases.

Speakers:
Karin Stein, Moms Clean Air Force
Alyson Glynn, impacted community member
Dr. Robert Blount, MD, University of Iowa
Katie Rock, Sierra Club

Details

Date:
May 2, 2023
Time:
12:00 pm - 12:30 pm EDT
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Organizer

Karin Stein
Email
kstein@momscleanairforce.org

Venue

Larson Hall Room 76, Muscatine Community College
152 Colorado St
Muscatine, IA United States
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