Christy Haas-Howard, our November Supermom of the Month, is a school nurse in Colorado who sees the impact of poor air quality on children’s health every day.
A mom experienced a dangerous petrochemical pollution incident, and found that emergency alert systems fell short of providing the communication she needed to protect her family.
Today marks the first anniversary of the Inflation Reduction Act (IRA), the Biden administration’s landmark climate and clean energy law. Here’s what the the IRA has accomplished so far.
Since June, when smoke from Canadian wildfires first blanketed America, the Air Quality Index has become part of the daily national conversation. Until now, checking the AQI has been routine in the parts of the country typically impacted by wildfires, but less so on the East Coast. Thankfully AQI is easy check on most phones. For those of us who are new to AQI and don’t fully understand the information being given, or those who want a refresher, here’s a primer.
Emissions from cars and trucks can cause serious health effects. One out of every ten children in North Carolina have asthma. It is especially difficult to breathe during the hot summer months. Our families need a stable environment to thrive. Cleaner cars and trucks keep our children safer.
EPA just released a report, “Climate Change and Children’s Health and Well-Being in the US.” Its findings underscore the necessity of considering children’s well-being in every climate policy. LEARN MORE…
Happy Earth Month! Take a look at how and why Earth Day came to be, and where we are today.
One out of every three Americans lives in places marked by unhealthy levels of air pollution. Climate change is making it more difficult to clean up the air, as wildfires worsen the deadly particle pollution known as soot, and hotter, sunnier days worsen ozone pollution, also known as smog.
EPA’s proposals for new tailpipe pollution protections—one for cars and one for heavy-duty trucks—mark a moment of transformation in the transition to zero-emission vehicles.
“Breastfeeding has an important role in reducing the risk of developing asthma in early childhood,” concluded two studies. Researchers from both studies found that breastfeeding lowers the likelihood that children aged 7 or younger will contract asthma.
Read the latest news from Moms Clean Air Force staff and members in Arizona, Michigan, New Mexico, and Ohio.
There are just 5 days left to tell EPA we need a stronger soot standard to protect the air our children breathe.