Today is is not just the first day of summer, it’s also #ShowYourStripes Day on Twitter. We love these powerful visuals that convey the dramatic impact fossil fuel burning is having on our climate!
While smoggy particles and carbon dioxide are still primary sources of air pollution, much concern has turned to airborne plastic, too. Here’s how plastic becomes an air pollutant, why plastic pollution is an increasing problem, and what parents can do about it.
Donald Trump and EPA Administrator Andrew Wheeler are gutting a plan that would reduce carbon pollution, slow climate change, and protect our children’s health. If anything, the Clean Power Plan should be made stronger, not gutted with a replacement plan that does nothing to put us on the path to climate safety.
A new report by the Environmental Defense Fund details the major threats to public health and future generations from the Trump EPA attacks on the 2016 chemical safety law – the Lautenberg Act.
Parents should be able to trust that their government is protecting them from chemical risks in our homes and communities. We need a drastic change to EPA’s current direction on chemical safety. Without protection, our children and grandchildren, who are already paying the price of this travesty, will continue to be at risk for decades to come.
“95% of school buses in the US run on diesel. But we know there’s no safe level of exposure to diesel exhaust for children,” says new report. Students and their communities, breathe exhaust fumes every single day. That diesel plume – a harmful carcinogen – contributes to lung cancer, asthma, and other respiratory illnesses.
Read a Moms Clean Air Force interview with PA State Rep. Chris Rabb, who talks about clean energy, climate action, and citizen activism.
“Even more disturbing than its individual actions are the methodical steps the Trump EPA is taking to dismantle decades of progress in our country’s chemicals policies.”
Moms Clean Air Force is pushing national legislation that sets an ambitious but doable goal: 100% clean energy across the economy by 2050.
The US comes in third for asthma-related air pollution (behind China and India), with 236,000 cases per year.This group of new studies from researchers around the world confirms that air pollution harms children’s health.
Experts agree that we have only ten years to take real action to safeguard our children’s future from climate crisis. Cutting methane pollution is one of our best chances to do just that. Together, we can create a safe future for every child.
Day after day, year after year, women, men, children, our babies, even, are exposed to carcinogens, endocrine disrupters, allergens. It is almost impossible to believe, but it is true. And our hair says it all.