Sunday, March 23, 2008

Asthma and Raw Sewage in Fresno, CA

Fresno is known as the "Asthma Capital of California." It seems the problem continues to worsen every year.

Can you imagine the horrendous pollution that would by caused by years of secretly discharging toxic, infectious, disease-carrying raw sewage from one end of town to the other. Contaminating our air, soil, while spreading deadly bacteria and pathogens from MRSA.

I cordially invite (urge) you to take a look at what has been uncovered: Click: Marla

In the meantime, below are some links to other sites with information regarding our air, asthma, and more.

One child in six has asthma--more than 3 times the national average. Air quality flags go up each morning at schools telling kids how safe it is to breathe. Efforts to clean up the air are underway, but they'll take years--not soon enough to let this generation breathe easy.

In fact, simply breathing in this area, one of the country's richest agricultural regions, is as bad as smoking a pack of cigarettes a day and for Hispanics, who live in the midst of some of the worst pollution, those cigarettes have no filters.

Fresno, CA: Where Breathing is Like Smoking Without Filters (Sierra Club). EPA Gives Polluters More Time to Clean Up, While Asthma Victims Continue to Suffer. Being Hispanic and living in the San Joaquin Valley in California can be dangerous to your health.

Earth Justice. Court Orders Clean Air Backstop Measures for San Joaquin ValleyEPA ordered to end delays on San Joaquin Valley air pollution contingency measures

Valley Clean Air Now. San Joaquin Valley Fact Sheet, Ozone Fact Sheet, Particulate Matter Fact Sheet, Air Pollution Q&A, Valley Air Quality Forecast, Grants, Applications, Grant Recipients, News & Photos, Photo Gallery, Business Recognition Program, Recognized Businesses, Tune In & Tune Up, Energy & Clean Air Business Expo.

Central Valley Air Quality (CVAQ) Coalition: Includes air pollution primer, air quality in the news, resources, policy solutions, legal actions, events, take action.

San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District. Includes information about air issues in the District, and links to press releases and recent news. The District provides webcasts of Governing Board meetings and Citizens Advisory Committee Meetings on the days these meetings are held. To view a webcast, click on the webcast link for that meeting.

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