Healthy Air Resources

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Allen, Adrienne, MD, MPH, "I am short of breath, I can't walk." Clean Power Coalition, August 8, 2021

Halberstadt, Jerry, Stop Pollution for Our Health

Halberstadt, Jerry, Stop Pollution to Protect Our Health & Climate

Landrigan, Philip J. and David Bellinger, "Air pollution is responsible for premature deaths in every Massachusetts city and town," BostonGlobe.com, August 8, 2022

Rodgers MPH, Kathryn, Pollution, People, and Powerplants: Health Burdens in Peabody, MA, November 1, 2022. Mass Climate Action Network


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American Chemical Society. "Tracking air pollution disparities -- daily -- from space." ScienceDaily. ScienceDaily, 22 August 2022. 

CBS News, Global pollution kills 9 million people each year, study finds  MAY 17, 2022

Clean Energy Group’s Peaker Plant Mapping Tool

Clean Energy Group & Strategen, The Peaker Problem: An Overview of Peaker Power Plant Facts and Impacts in Boston, Philadelphia, and Detroit. July, 2022

Enos, Caroline, Research shows neighborhoods near new plant face high rates of health issues, The Salem News, September 21, 2022

Enos, Caroline, 'Our line in the sand:' Protesters 'die' on bridge to protest peaker plant, The Salem News, September 28, 2022

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Proposed Decision for the Reconsideration of the National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter (PM), January 6, 2023

Fuller, Gary, Even low levels of air pollution can damage health, study finds, The Guardian, August 12, 2022

HEI Panel on the Health Effects of Long-Term Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution 2022. Systematic Review and Meta-analysis of Selected Health Effects of Long-Term Exposure to Traffic-Related Air Pollution, Special Report 23. Boston, MA: Health Effects Institute [HEI is a nonprofit corporation chartered in 1980 as an independent research organization to provide high-quality, impartial, and relevant science on the health effects of air pollution.]

HEI Traffic Review Webinar: Health Effects of Traffic-Related Air Pollution, Health Effects Institute, Webinar recording July 16, 2022

Kuebler, Martin, Health groups call for fossil fuel nonproliferation treaty, DW.com, September 14, 2022

Landrigan, Philip J. and David Bellinger, "Air pollution is responsible for premature deaths in every Massachusetts city and town," BostonGlobe.com, August 8, 2022

Landrigan, P.J., Fisher, S., Kenny, M.E., et al. A replicable strategy for mapping air pollution’s community-level health impacts and catalyzing prevention. Environ Health 21,70 (2022).

Mass Clean Air, Health Effect of Air Pollution in your Town (Map)

Mass Clean Air, Spreadsheet of town data

Mass Clean Air, Contacting Policy-Makers, The first step toward a Clean Air Massachusetts Provides a list of policies and actions that can reduce pollution; advocacy at the local and state levels. 

Mass Climate Action Network

Neslen, Arthur, Health groups call for global fossil fuel non-proliferation treaty, The Guardian.com, September 14, 2022

Power, Maria Belen,  Sofia Owen, Ellin Reisner, Karl/Claire Müller and Staci Rubin, "Massachusetts needs to improve air quality in pollution hotspots (viewpoint)," MassLive, August 20, 2020  Urges adoption of the Air Quality Bill.

Rodgers MPH, Kathryn, Pollution, People, and Powerplants: Health Burdens in Peabody, MA, November 1, 2022. Mass Climate Action Network

United States Census, QuickFacts, Peabody city, Massachusetts

WHO, Leading causes of death globally


Air Quality Monitors

Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) (19 monitors)

AirNow.gov

AirNow map of air quality

AirNow Monitors

Breezometer

Detailed information at Peabody Square including historical data; select a different location for similar data.

IQAIR

IQ AIR provides data using the sources of Mass DEP, purple air, and IQ sensors to map Air Quality, PM2.5, NO2, and CO.

Plume Labs/AccuWeather

FLOW 2 is a hand-held, portable air quality monitor that gives readings on PM2.5, PM10, PM1, NO2, and VOC.

PurpleAir

From September 26, 2022 up to 7 air monitors in Peabody. Purple Air provides a choice of variables to display, including PM2.5.

PurpleAir: North Shore including Peabody, options are: apply conversion, EPA values, averaging and data reports in real time, updates every 2 minutes