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Clean Air Calendar

Five Public Hearings on DFW's New Clean Air Plan

Come and voice your opposition to inferior pollution controls and a plan that doesn't even meet Clean Air Act standards.

Wed, January 31st at 7:00 pm
Corner of Young and Ervay, Dallas Public Library (1515 Young Street, Dallas, TX)

Thurs, Feb. 1, 2007 at 2:00 pm
Public hearings on the new DFW Air Plan at Arlington City Hall 101 W. Abram St, Arlington, TX

Thurs, Feb. 1, 2007 at 6:00 pm
Midlothian Civic Center, 1 Community Circle, Midlothian, TX

Tues, Feb. 6, 2007 at 2:00 pm
Longview Public Library, 222 W. Cotton Street, Longview, TX

Thurs, Feb. 8, 2007 at 2:00 pm
Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
12100 Park 35 Circle
Building E, Room 201S
Austin, TX 78753

Air Sponge

Links to More Information on the Health Effects of Air Pollution

Info about Air Quality Monitoring

American Lung Association (www.lungusa.org) The Lung Association site is chock full of fact sheets on air quality, air-related illness and human health impacts of air pollution. It also allows you to access information in Spanish.

Health-Track (www.health-track.org) The mission of Health-Track is to help American families and communities identify and track the links between environmental hazards and illnesses and to provide researchers and public health officials with the necessary tools to prevent disease. Good resource for latest information on health effects of pollution and state by state news.

http://www.aqmd.gov/forstudents/ Great new California website on ozone and air pollution, with graphic moving lungs in color and good visuals of lung tissues under a microscope highlighting how pollution damages the lung's sensitive cells! Includes links to websites on air pollution, discusses asthma and the environment; helps with homework assignments on air pollution, and provides information in Spanish.

Pubmed. (www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/) Part of the National Institute of Health's National Library of Medicine. Developed in conjunction with publishers of biomedical literature. Access to over 10 million citations, and numerous online publications. Go to the home page and click on PubMed. The search engine is easy to use. You can find all articles related to a particular issue (ozone, particulate matter, etc) or all articles by a specific researcher.

Health-Track (www.health-track.org) The mission of Health-Track is to help American families and communities identify and track the links between environmental hazards and illnesses and to provide researchers and public health officials with the necessary tools to prevent disease. A good resource for the latest information on health effects of pollution and state by state news.

Our Stolen Future (www.ourstolenfuture.org) The book by Theo Coleman, Diane Dumanosici and John Peterson Myers is now a web site. Follow the emerging science and debates about new advances in toxicology that challenge basic assumptions about which chemicals are safe and what exposures are tolerable. Emphasis on chemicals like dioxin, known as "endocrine disruptors" which are being linked to widespread changes in human reproductive health. Waste-burning cemetn kilns emit a variety of these kinds of chemicals.

Rachel's (www.rachel.org/home_eng.htm) This newsletter is one of the best resources for citizens researching pollution and its health effects. Named after legendary environmentalist Rachel Carson, it's one of the most effective watchdogs of industry. Not every issue will have information on health effects, but access to archives gives you a good library on the most recent science regarding a variety of pollutants, including dioxin, endocrine disruptors and particulate matter.

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