Urge EPA to strengthen health protections from dangerous soot air pollution
Over 63 million Americans experience unhealthy spikes in 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 all of these impacts are exacerbated by heat waves, which are becoming increasingly frequent due to worsening climate change.
A new proposal from President Biden’s EPA would strengthen health protections from deadly soot pollution — but they need to hear from as many people as possible who support these vital new limits.
Submit a comment urging EPA to finalize its lifesaving Clean Air Act proposal for strict soot limits to protect public health and our communities.