Ethane “cracker plants” are industrial facilities that create the building blocks for plastics manufacturing. They also create air pollution that harms our health and makes climate change worse.
A new study examined short-term exposure to small particulate matter pollution and mental health effects in children, and found that pollution was linked to worsening mental health disorders just days after exposure.
Moms Clean Air Force’s National Field Director, Heather McTeer Toney joined Reverend Al Sharpton and Dr. Ayana Elizabeth Johnson for MSNBC “Climate in Crisis” week.
With the kids heading back to school, and parents getting back into the swing of things, here are some significant developments about air pollution and climate change that you may have missed while you stepped away from the news cycle.
In today’s New York Times, Moms Clean Air Force’s Heather McTeer Toney tells us why black women are leaders in the climate movement, and why African American communities are depending on mothers to lead the fight against pollution.
Moms from Nevada, New Mexico and Arizona are seeing, feeling and coping with the debilitating effects of air pollution in their homes every day.
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.
Read about the findings of the American Lung Association’s 2019 State of the Air Report, and find out how your local air quality fared.
Learn how fires are disrupting people’s lives–from the petrochemical fire in Texas to wildfires in California–and creating deadly health effects.
Studies of mothers in southern states like Texas are showing that infants are at risk for long-term climate change related health issues. Here’s why.
- Air pollution affects our lungs, brains, hearts, and babies in utero.
- Children and the elderly are especially vulnerable to air pollution.