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Clean Air

Elimination of ambient air pollutants emitted from transportation, housing, and other facilities, including small business sources.

6,630 NYC buildings are burning dirty, unrefined heavy fuels which detrimentally affect air quality. 1,315 of these buildings are located in Northern Manhattan. Click here to "spot the soot" and determine what fuel type your buidling is burning. 

----►Climate Justice Campaign
Over the past few years, WE ACT has been working to address climate change and to infuse dialogue about challenges and solutions to the crisis with an environmental justice perspective.
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----►Community Stressors and Susceptibility to Air Pollution in Urban Asthma
Epidemiological evidence suggests that chronic stress, which alters immune function and other physiologic parameters, may alter individual susceptibility to the health effects of traffic-related air pollution.
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----►Community Outreach Education Core
Compared to most other New Yorkers, Northern Manhattan residents suffer disproportionately from the impacts of environmental pollution. 
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----►Community Outreach and Translation Core
Northern Manhattan has some of the highest childhood asthma hospitalization rates in the nation. Incidences of obesity, low birth weight, and other respiratory illnesses among children are also disproportionately high in this community. 
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WE ACT's 8 Indicators of a Healthy Community

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Clean Air

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Affordable, Equitable Transit

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Waste, Pests & Pesticides Reduction

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Toxic Free Products

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Good Food in Schools

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Sustainable Land Use

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Open & Green Space

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Healthy Indoor Environments 

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