COVID-19 is impacting everyone, especially vulnerable groups such as older adults, people with heart and lung disease, and minority populations. These are the same vulnerable groups that Clean Air Carolina has been working to protect from air pollution for the last 15 years.
A recent study from Harvard University showed that people living in places with high levels of fine particle pollution are nearly 10% more likely to die from COVID-19 than those living elsewhere. This report confirms what we already know, the pandemic is a “threat multiplier,” and shows that air pollution is not just an environmental issue but a health issue.
As we adapt to the new normal our programs will continue to collaborate with communities to improve public health and advocate for a clean energy economy.
Consider a gift this #GivingTuesdayNow and help build a brighter future as we fight together to protect your right to clean air and a healthy life.