Clean air

Tell the EPA: Americans deserve stronger protections against chemical plant pollution

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Once it’s released, toxic air pollution from chemical plants doesn’t respect property lines — and this pollution increases cancer risk for individuals and communities living nearby. Long-term exposure to ethylene oxide can increase the risk of lymphoma and breast cancer; chloroprene is listed as a carcinogen in the state of California.

No one should have to worry that these health threats could be lurking in their backyard. That’s why I’m urging the EPA to move quickly to finalize its proposal to significantly reduce toxic emissions from chemical plants, and to ensure the final rules are as strong as possible.


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