Making the Invisible Visible – Air Pollution & Citizen Monitoring in Belmont

According to the Environmental Health Project, active frack pads, compressor stations, and processing facilities regularly emit particulate matter.

This includes nitrogen oxides, volatile organic compounds (VOCs), and other chemical pollutants that we aren’t able to see.

When ingested, these emissions can cause or exacerbate a host of short- and long-term health problems, including headaches, eye and throat irritation, respiratory complications, chest pain, asthma, and various types of cancer.

Regulatory agencies have been inadequate at monitoring and protecting residents from the harms of air pollution – and in the Ohio River Valley, the development of an ethane cracker plant puts the entire region at risk.

The Ohio River Valley is subject to air inversions and already degraded due to industrial pollutants and the cumulative pollution caused by the fracking industry, including toxic chemicals and radioactive particulate matter.

Learn more about how you can protect yourself and participate in a community monitoring program that will establish baseline data and advise residents of their exposures and associated health effects.

In this webinar, you’ll

  • Learn the potential health risks posed by shale gas wells and other fracking-related facilities.
  • Understand state agencies’ complicity in allowing petrochemical facilities to emit potentially dangerous levels of chemical pollutants into the air we breathe.
  • Access to free air monitoring equipment, enabling you to evaluate and track the air quality of your home or backyard.
  • Get an opportunity to discuss air pollution in Belmont County with scientists, air monitoring experts, public health professionals, and community advocates during a 30-minute Q&A session.

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