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GASP Teams Up with Lawrenceville Clean Air Now

About 50 people attended a meeting hosted by the local grassroots group Lawrenceville Clean Air Now (LCAN) on March 13 to hear an Air Quality 101 presentation by GASP Executive Director Rachel Filippini. During the presentation, Filippini discussed what contaminants pollute Lawrenceville’s air,  the possible sources of those contaminants, as well as the health impacts associated with them. For those…

Women’s History Month: GASP’s Feisty Founder Was a Pittsburgh Trailblazer

March is Women’s History Month and truly, we couldn’t celebrate GASP history without highlighting all the women who helped us fight the good air quality fight for the past 50 years. Today, we are putting the spotlight on our co-founder and first president, the fiery Michelle Madoff. They say that, “Well behaved women seldom make history.” The quote seems fitting…

SAVE THE DATE: “Explore The Air” with GASP & Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse

What’s in the air? And why are your boogers so important? Join the Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse and GASP as we learn about the air we breathe and make fun crafts like wind chimes, mini greenhouses, and masks. This is a family-friendly event. Drop in, have a snack, and make a craft! Here’s what you need to know if…

Does Air Pollution Cause Miscarriage, Damage to Unborn Children?

Scientific research has long drawn a link between exposure to air pollution and a heightened risk of miscarriage. But a new study has revealed that air pollution is just as bad for pregnant women as smoking is. This study, hailed as the first to analyze the affects of short-term exposure to air pollution, found that elevations in nitrogen dioxide levels…