Air pollution comes from many sources, including power plants, cars and trucks, factories, agriculture, wildfires, heating, and chemicals off gassing from everyday products. In the US, more than four in ten people live with unhealthy air quality—outdoors and indoors.
Air pollution is the fourth leading cause of death worldwide, responsible for more than 6 million deaths each year. Air pollution can cause heart attacks, stroke, cancer, asthma, low birth weight, premature birth, and other serious health problems.
WHAT MOMS IS DOING
ABOUT AIR POLLUTION
Moms Clean Air Force fights air pollution on a national level by demanding protection from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Our current campaigns push for the strongest possible power plant, car and truck, and methane emissions regulations. Switching to renewable energy sources and electrifying the transportation sector means cleaner air.
Moms across the country also work to strengthen state laws that keep pollution out of our air and protect the health of our families. Visit our state pages to find out what’s happening in your state and how you can get involved.