Earthjustice: Sick of Soot

How The EPA Can Save Lives By Cleaning Up Fine Particle Air Pollution Introduction The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) must soon update national health standards for fine particulate matter air pollution (PM2.5), commonly referred to as soot—a major cause of premature death and a widespread threat to those who suffer from lung and heart disease. The national health standards […]

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Soot (e.g. Cane Smoke) Damages Health

Soot: Harming People and Making Global Warming Worse Soot, also known as black carbon, is the second-leading cause of global warming after carbon dioxide, and it’s totally preventable. We already have the technology to avoid producing it; it’s just a matter of using it. We need tighter standards on diesel fuel at home, and we need to finance technology transfer […]

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Peer Reviewed Study: Cane smoke harms children and elderly

From peer reviewed Journal, Environmental Health Perspectives. José E.D. Cançado1, Paulo H.N. Saldiva1, Luiz A.A. Pereira1,2, Luciene B.L.S. Lara2, Paulo Artaxo4, Luiz A. Martinelli3, Marcos A. Arbex1,5, Antonella Zanobetti6, Alfesio L.F. Braga1,2,7 1 Environmental Epidemiology Study Group, Laboratory of Experimental Air Pollution, University of São Paulo Medical School, São Paulo, Brazil, 2 Community Health Post-graduation Program, Catholic University of Santos, […]

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Soot – Deadly for the Lungs

SOOT is so small that it easily enters the lungs and the bloodstreams of children. ONE of the deadliest forms of air pollution is soot. OUTSIDE air pollution from idling buses emit soot. TODAY is the deadline to tell the EPA you support strong soot pollution standards that could save thousands of lives. Sign the Petition Anyway: http://action.momscleanairforce.org/ea-action/action?ea.client.id=1711&ea.campaign.id=15505&ea.tracking.id=facebook

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Federal Air Quality Monitoring Requirements Problem

by Christine Andrews As written, federal air quality monitoring requirements do not require monitoring of ambient air quality in Maui. Due to concerns regarding cane burning decades ago, the state Dept. of Health placed a monitor in north Kihei that only monitors for PM2.5 (particulate matter 2.5 microns or less). The current federal ambient air quality standard for PM2.5 is […]

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Resources (From Susan Douglas)

RESOURCES FOR DEALING WITH CANE BURNING, Prepared by Susan Douglas (with a little help from my friends) Edited by StopCaneBurning.org HC&S Resources Hotline for HC&S to be notified of burns – Clayton 877-2910 Recorded hotline for more info – 877 6963 Text the word “sugar” to 888777 ALA, American Lung Association, 244-5110, Linda Brady, Maui Office Coordinator, Cameron Center, Kahului. […]

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