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.
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.
“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.”
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.
New study tells us children are great educators. It suggests that young people involved in climate marches and demonstrations could influence the views of their parents.
A superfund site in Oklahoma turns its polluted legacy into something hopeful – a place to keep pollinators buzzing.
Read a profile of Dominique Browning and Moms Clean Air Force in Martha Stewart Living Magazine – May, 2019.
Learn why indoor air quality is often worse than outdoor air quality and find out what you can do to improve indoor air and protect your family.
Learn how fires are disrupting people’s lives–from the petrochemical fire in Texas to wildfires in California–and creating deadly health effects.
Want to keep the environment cleaner, and teach your kids the importance of recycling? Find out what you can do with unwanted gadgets and electronics.