“Dirty air takes a toll on our health. A report by the University of Pittsburgh found that Allegheny County is in the top 2 percent of counties nationwide for cancer risk from air pollution. Our children in some Pittsburgh schools experience asthma at a rate more than double the national average, and 60 percent of kids with asthma in Allegheny County do not have it under control. An ocean of research details many other health impacts from toxic air, but these two alone should be enough to inspire action. . . .
“That’s why we, the undersigned groups, have asked Mr. Fitzgerald to attend a town hall meeting to clear the air and provide the opportunity for residents to be heard. Even one more bad air day is a day too many. We look forward to hearing from Mr. Fitzgerald soon.”
FULL STORY published July 26, 2018 via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette