Urge EPA to strengthen health protections from dangerous soot air pollution
Over 63 million Americans experience unhealthy spikes in daily levels of soot pollution.
Soot exposure is linked to increased infant mortality, cardiovascular disease, asthma, diabetes, cognitive impairments, and premature death. The heavy health burden of soot pollution is disproportionately borne by communities of color living near heavily polluting facilities and high-traffic roadways. And air pollution exposures are frequently harming vulnerable people along with other climate threats, including extreme heat.
President Biden’s EPA released a new proposal to protect our health from deadly soot pollution — but it’s not nearly strong enough.Submit a comment urging EPA to strengthen its Clean Air Act proposal for strict soot limits to further protect public health, defend our communities, and save more lives.