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Tell the EPA you Demand Strong Limits on Harmful Soot Pollution

Friday, October 26, 2012

Via Moms Clean Air Force:

Fine particles, known as soot, come from vehicle emissions, power plants, and fires (think grills, fireplaces, and wood stoves, as well as forest fires). Soot is airborne pollution that lodges deep in the lungs and cannot be easily expelled, which is why it causes so much health damage.

The science on soot is definitive: soot pollution has been linked to health problems such as heart attacks, stroke, and premature death. Soot pollution is particularly harmful to children, causing asthma attacks and respiratory distress and decreasing lung function and development; soot has also been linked to infant deaths from SIDS and higher infant mortality.

Sign the petition here.