Pollution and Solutions
- Win an Austin Air HEPA air purifier
- Adopt A Tree
- Air Partners real time air quality app
- Engage with our elected officials to make change
Our planet is warming due to our increased use of fossil fuels. Emissions from air travel make up a large part of our global emissions that are contributing to climate change. We only have a short time to make big changes until the damage to our planet is so great that we can no longer control the outcomes.
Jet fuel contains ultrafine particulates, pollution particles so small that they enter the lungs and pass the blood barrier. This can harm not only our respiratory and cardiovascular systems but can have damaging effects on the developing organs of children as well as pregnant women, sometimes resulting in premature birth.
Inhaling toxins generated by airports and roadway congestion can have major effects on the health and development of East Boston kids. Children in heavily polluted areas of East Boston are:
Air pollution disproportionately affects people of color:
Hear how air pollution affects members of East Boston in this Community Audio Story.
East Boston saw the highest COVID rates in the city of Boston. Increased exposure to ultrafine particulate pollution matter has led to a large increase in COVID-19 death rates.
Mothers Out Front East Boston is tackling these issues head on with real solutions. Our campaign calls upon Massport to provide HEPA air filters to our community, beginning with our public schools. Austin Air HEPA filters remove 75-82% of ultrafine pollution particles, and can also remove the COVID-19 virus from the air. We also support a number of initiatives to protect and grow our trees, nature’s outdoor air filters.
There are a number of ways you can protect yourself, advocate for your family, and help our campaign:
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