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Clean Air, Climate, Health Equity and Inequity: Ask the Experts About Soot and Our Health

March 16, 2023
5:45 pm
- 6:15 pm EDT

Soot, or particle pollution, is dangerous to our health. You can think of it as “micro-soot”; 30 times smaller than the width of a human hair, it is easily inhaled and can become embedded in our lungs and pass directly into the bloodstream.

Hear experts Dr. Mozhgon Rajee, Ms. Kailey Kanaziz, and Rev. Morgan Foreman answer questions that are on the minds of many of us about what we can do to protect our health and how can we hold the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and our local elected officials accountable. EPA regulates how much of this dangerous form of air pollution we can be exposed to annually or daily. EPA currently has proposed to update its 2012 standards, but many believe EPA’s proposal doesn’t go far enough.

Watch live on Facebook, Twitter, or YouTube at 5:45 PM ET.


  • Dr. Mozhgon Rajee, Associate Professor of Public Health at Oakland University, with a PhD and MPH in Environmental Health Sciences and an MS in Environmental Science
  • Ms. Kailey Kanaziz, a practicing registered nurse in northern Michigan and active with Michigan Clinicians for Climate Action and the Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments
  • Rev. Morgan Foreman, a community leader and advocate for the environment and communities of color, and Constituent Services Director for State Rep. Felicia Brabec in the Michigan House of Representatives.

The discussion will be moderated by Almeta E. Cooper, Moms Clean Air Force’s National Manager for Health Equity.

You’ll hear questions from two college students, Lauren Shaffner and Marcell Simmons, who are joined by Professor Deirdre Courtney Nieves, Professor of Environment and Sustainability and Anthropological Studies, Western Michigan University and Director of Climate Solutions at Western Michigan Environmental Action Council, Kalamazoo, Michigan.


March 16, 2023
5:45 pm - 6:15 pm EDT
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Almeta Cooper