The 2023 “Health of the Air” report from the American Thoracic Society provides the first-ever local and national estimates of the health impacts of wildland fires—and finds that smoke from these fires is responsible for thousands of premature deaths each year in the US.
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.
From the beginning of the Biden administration, Moms Clean Air Force has fought, cajoled, and begged for strong EPA rules to protect our families from climate change and toxic air pollution. Finally, this year, EPA has proposed many of the rules we demanded, and moms are meeting the moment.
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.
We’re being confronted with the reality of climate chaos in what feels like an entirely new way this summer. But we are not powerless.
As smoke from the wildfires blazing in Canada drifts into New York, a mom shares her terrifying feelings about being stuck indoors due to unsafe air quality linked to the climate crisis.
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…
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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.
Read the latest news from Moms Clean Air Force staff and members in Arizona, Michigan, New Mexico, and Ohio.
Soot pollution is exceedingly high in communities of color in every single state. See how your state stacks up.
A grandmother writes about how deadly soot pollution has impacted her community and her health.