Friday was reportedly James McGuire’s last day as Dallas’ Director of the Office of Environmental Quality and Sustainability. He’s said to be taking leave for the rest of July and then he’ll move on…to a position at the Trump EPA. After serving for sometime as an “Interim Director,” he’d been the real thing for the…

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TUESDAY GIVING DAY UPDATE: We’re over half-way to our goal of $10,000. Please help us get there today.   1. Today the Communities Foundation of Texas is sponsoring a special COVID crisis North Texas Giving Day for DFW non-profits. 2. The Peace Development Fund has chosen to spotlight the COVID-connected work of Downwinders and 12…

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Downwinders At Risk was already dedicated to fighting for environmental health in North Texas before the COVID virus hit. Focusing on harmful Particulate Matter, we were already supporting grassroots efforts to reduce the air pollution burdens in predominantly Black and Brown neighborhoods. We were already building out local capacity to monitor DFW air pollution and…

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Rising air pollution linked with increased ER visits for breathing problems Air pollution could be as bad for pregnant women as smoking Racial disparities in asthma related to health care access, environmental factors High PM exposure nearly doubles dementia risk in older women Air pollution is greatest environmental threat to global health in 2019, according…

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