"State of the Air" 2020 found that nearly half of Americans lived in counties that had unhealthy ozone or particle pollution.
The science is clear: the nation needs stronger limits on ozone and particle pollution to safeguard health. Every family has the right to breathe healthy air – and the right to know when air pollution levels are unhealthy.
Tell the Environmental Protection Agency to follow the science and set stronger limits on dangerous air pollution.
(This petition will be sent to the U.S. EPA.)
Dear Administrator Wheeler:
On behalf of our families and communities, we urge you to set stronger limits on particle and ozone pollution. The current National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter and ozone are not sufficient to protect public health.
Ozone and particle pollution are dangerous, which is why strong, science-based national limits on these pollutants are critical to safeguarding Americans' health. The scientific research shows that the current limits on each pollutant are too weak. Anyone can suffer health harms from ozone and particulate matter, but millions of people face greater risk – including the more than 16.4 million adults with COPD and more than 24.8 million adults and 5.5 million children with asthma.
We call on you to strengthen the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for particulate matter and ozone. Please follow the science and set stronger limits that truly protect our families' and communities' health.
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