The advisory means that local residents are urged to protect their health and help improve air quality by reducing pollution from cars, mowers, paint and aerosol sprays. Commuters should consider taking public transportation or carpooling to work instead of driving, if possible. Smog-sensitive people, and those sensitive to wildfire smoke, should limit outdoor activities.
May 9, When toxic heavy metals were detected in the air around Bullseye Glass in Southeast Portland inthere was a flurry of media attention and activity, focusing citizen attention on air quality. But while toxic metals are indeed a threat to health, they are much easier to deal with than a much more pervasive air quality issue: But there is no inventory of diesel pollution sources, they are not tracked.
Sources of diesel pollution are tough to monitor—trucks are mobile, constructions sites come and go, freight shipping is intermittent. George says the project is unique and will be of interest to any port city looking to get a handle on diesel pollution.
The session was recorded and the video is available online. Additional events are planned for this summer and fall. Neighbors for Clean Air is working with neighborhood groups that represent some of the lower income neighborhoods that are the most impacted by poor air quality, funneling money, research, and other resources to their existing efforts toward clean air.
Now Shandas and his team are looking at how communities across the country are inding innovative ways to address diesel pollution.
They will develop an online platform to describe sources of diesel tools for engagement on the topic.Update to SE Portland Air Pollution Issue - Bullseye Glass issues statement that they will stop using Cadmium and Arsenic in their production facility.
(urbanagricultureinitiative.com) submitted 2 years ago by ssimonson That means they could cause 10 cases of illness for every 1 million people breathing the polluted air (the Portland metro area is home around million people, according to the U.S. Census). Portland residents can move forward with a class-action lawsuit against a local glass maker over concerns about toxic air pollution, a Multnomah County judge has ruled.
Introduction: Metals Pollution in Portland Neighborhoods and the Issue of Urban Air Quality. In February , news broke in Portland about high levels of arsenic and cadmium in the Southeast Portland air, prompting calls for more oversight and a swift reaction to what lawmakers have identified as “a public health emergency.”.
Portland's Toxic Air Problem.
Portland residents can move forward with a class-action lawsuit against a local glass maker over concerns about toxic air pollution, a Multnomah County judge has. In the early 's when monitoring of air first started, Oregon had serious air pollution problems.
The Portland region sometimes violated the national air quality standard for ozone (smog) by .