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This photo was taken while I was in Bhopal, India doing some international medical work. In the early 1980s, one of the world’s worst industrial disasters occurred in Bhopal, which exposed huge numbers of people to toxic chemicals and resulted in serious medical problems. I am very concerned about the links between toxic air pollution and the prevalence of neurodevelopmental and reproductive problems.

Clean Air Ambassador | Portland, Oregon

Susan Katz

I am a retired Developmental Pediatrician, now head of the Environmental Health Workgroup at Oregon Chapter of Physicians for Social Responsibility.

I came to this work out of deep concern for the increasing prevalence of neurodevelopmental disabilities. Air pollution is clearly a contributor to the total burden of toxic chemicals which I believe contributes to this problem, as well as significant reproductive problems. Regulation is critical. I am a very concerned and motivated citizen.

I came to this work out of deep concern for the increasing prevalence of neurodevelopmental disabilities. Air pollution is clearly a contributor to the total burden of toxic chemicals which I believe contributes to this problem, as well as significant reproductive problems.

50 States United For Healthy Air

Clean air should be a fundamental right. Air pollution causes asthma attacks, lung disease, and even death. But our bodies don't have to be the dumping ground for dirty industries.

The technology to dramatically reduce harmful air pollution is available today, and major polluters should be required to use it.

Clean Air Ambassadors from every state are sending a powerful message: Everyone has a right to breathe clean, healthy air.

It’s time Congress and the EPA used their ears to help our lungs.