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Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) today are integral to the growth of the animal product market. Cattle, swine, and poultry CAFOs and related facilities generated more than $120 billion in 2004 and the industry has continued to grow. However, this revenue does not reflect the negative health impacts that CAFOs have on surrounding communities.
It is important for everyone to be informed about daily air quality in order to reduce their exposure to air pollution. The AQI is a tool used to report daily air quality. MAHA has created infographics for adults and children to help you know what to do on poor air quality days. It is important...
Research has suggested that the effects of air pollution can cross the mother-fetus blood barrier to hinder the development of unborn children and cause adverse pregnancy outcomes such as preterm birth, stillbirth, low birth weight and birth defects.
  Medical Advocates for Healthy Air recently joined the Concerned Citizens of Richmond County (CCRC) and The Dogwood Alliance for the Rally for Health and Environmental Justice. The rally was held in Dobbins Heights, a small, low-income, predominately African American community where the nation’s largest biomass manufacturer, Enviva, wants to build its fourth wood pellet...
The Air Quality Index (AQI) is a color-coded chart for reporting daily air quality. Each color tells you how clean or polluted your air is, and what associated health effects might be a concern for you. The AQI focuses on health effects you may experience within a few hours or days after breathing polluted air....
The Clean Air Act (CAA) was signed by President Richard Nixon on Dec. 31, 1970, to regulate air emissions from stationary and mobile sources. Before its passage, smog—a combination of ground-level ozone and particle pollution—posed a significant problem for many U.S. cities. Congress charged the newly formed Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) with the primary role...
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