2013 Clean Air Ambassador: Chandran Achutan

Nebraska
Clean Air Ambassador | Omaha, ne
Chandran Achutan, Ph.D.
Affiliation:
Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • The Story
    Behind This Photo

    TO ME, THIS PHOTO MEANS:

    Global warming is a great concern to me, and among the biggest emitters of greenhouse gases are swine confinements and cattle feedlots, generally referred to as concentrated animal feeding operations (CAFOs). Such facilities release large amounts of methane, a potent greenhouse gas, as well as respiratory irritants such as ammonia, hydrogen sulfide and particulate matter, all of which can impact human health.

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Ambassador Katharina   Hathaway.
Ambassador Stephanie M.  Johnson.
Ambassador Elizabeth   Lord-Dinan.
Ambassador Carlos   Pelayo.

In the First Person:

I am inspired by the entire environmental community, locally and nationally, including grassroots organizations, who all work hard to promote a better society for all, and I am pr

Clean air is important to me because I need it to live. I want our lawmakers to ensure clean air for future generations by implementing sound policies today. As a public health researcher, I believe the best way for them to accomplish this is by supporting and voting on legislation that is evidence-based, and supporting further research on air pollution through increased funding.

I am inspired by the entire environmental community, locally and nationally, including grassroots organizations, who all work hard to promote a better society for all, and I am proud to represent Nebraska.

Messages of Support:

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