Port Richmond Air Quality Concerns
Our current project at Port Richmond will focus on one type of environmental pollutant: particulate matter (PM). PM is a mixture of solid particles and liquid droplets that are airborne and toxic. Common sources of this pollutant include fuel-burning engines, industrial processes (i.e. power plants), furnaces, incinerators, and tobacco smoke. Particulate Matter exposure has been linked to asthma and other respiratory illnesses
The first meeting of Port Richmond Air Quality Concerns was:
Samuels Recreation Center
3539 Gaul Street
Date: June 16th, 2011
Time: 6:00-7:30 p.m.
Consortium for Community-Based Science
Clean Air Council is a member of The Consortium for Community-Based Science which aims to develop technical resources for neighborhoods concerned about local environmental hazards. In order to draw attention towards an environmental justice issue, there must be evidence of a health risk. However, evidence is not always easy to come by.
- Nonprofit environmental-justice advocates;
- University researchers and other technical professionals with environmental and public-health expertise; and
- Public- and private-sector sponsors of local environmental research and action.
Chemical Heritage Foundation’s Environmental History and Policy Program
The Public Health and Environmental Justice Law Clinic and The Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia
Clean Air Council
Aim: Measure levels of particulate matter and other air pollutants with potential human-health effects in the Hunting Park neighborhood of Philadelphia.