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On May 18th, over 100 concerned moms tuned in to the first webinar hosted by the Moms Clean Air Force: "Clean Air For Our Kids." Miss the event? Click through the slide show here!

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Mcaf webinar slides

  1. 1. Moms Clean Air Force presents “Clean Air For Our Kids”Find us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/momscleanairforce Find us on TWITTER: @MomsCAF
  2. 2. Your Tweets: #MCAF Our Tweets: @MomsCAFFind us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/momscleanairforce Find us on TWITTER: @MomsCAF
  3. 3. www.momscleanairforce.org
  4. 4. Dominique Browning Managing Editor, Moms Clean Air ForceFind us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/momscleanairforce Find us on TWITTER: @MomsCAF
  5. 5. Jessica Capshaw, Star of “Grey’s Anatomy”Find us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/momscleanairforce Find us on TWITTER: @MomsCAF
  6. 6. Vickie Patton General Counsel Environmental Defense FundFind us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/momscleanairforce Find us on TWITTER: @MomsCAF
  7. 7. Find us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/momscleanairforce Find us on TWITTER: @MomsCAF
  8. 8. What does mercury do to nerve cells?Find us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/momscleanairforce Find us on TWITTER: @MomsCAF
  9. 9. Growth of a Healthy Snail Full video available from University of Calgary: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/538419/how_mercury_produces_brain_ damage/Find us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/momscleanairforce Find us on TWITTER: @MomsCAF
  10. 10. #MCAF A Nerve After Exposure to Mercury Full video available from University of Calgary: http://www.metacafe.com/watch/538419/how_mercury_produces_brain_damage/Find us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/momscleanairforce Find us on TWITTER: @MomsCAF
  11. 11. Kids exposed to chronic, low doses of mercury can suffer:• Vision and hearing deficits• Delayed walking and speech development• Poor performance on tests of attention, fine-motor skills, drawing, and verbal memory
  12. 12. Find us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/momscleanairforce Find us on TWITTER: @MomsCAF
  13. 13. EPA estimates that 410,000 infants are born each year with an unacceptable level of mercury in their blood.Find us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/momscleanairforce Find us on TWITTER: @MomsCAF
  14. 14. Where does mercury come from?Find us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/momscleanairforce Find us on TWITTER: @MomsCAF
  15. 15. Coal-Fired Power Plant Power plant picture Photo Courtesy of Michael Durham, ADA Environmental SystemsFind us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/momscleanairforce Find us on TWITTER: @MomsCAF -15-
  16. 16. Find us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/momscleanairforce Find us on TWITTER: @MomsCAF
  17. 17. Location of Coal and Oil Power Plants
  18. 18. How does mercury get in our bodies?Find us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/momscleanairforce Find us on TWITTER: @MomsCAF
  19. 19. Every one of the continental U.S. States has issued mercury fish consumption advisories for some of its waters. 17 million acres of lakes across America are under mercury-related fish contamination advisories – including the entire Great Lakes Region.Find us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/momscleanairforce Find us on TWITTER: @MomsCAF
  20. 20. What can we do to reduce mercury exposure?Find us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/momscleanairforce Find us on TWITTER: @MomsCAF
  21. 21. National Mercury Reductions: 1990-2005 Time for Coal Plants to Catch Up Time for Coal Plants to Catch Up 70 60 50 tons per year 40 30 1990 2005 20 10 0 Coal Power Plants Hospital Incineration Municipal Waste Combustors Source: EPA National Emissions Inventory data for Hazardous Air Pollutants (1990); National Air Toxics Assessment (2005)Find us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/momscleanairforce Find us on TWITTER: @MomsCAF
  22. 22. Coal-Fired Power PlantPhoto Courtesy of Michael Durham, ADA Environmental Systems ACI System for MercuryFind us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/momscleanairforce Find us on TWITTER: @MomsCAF -22-
  23. 23. Controlling air toxics emissions benefits everyoneFind us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/momscleanairforce Find us on TWITTER: @MomsCAF
  24. 24. These Health Benefits Are Widely Distributed
  25. 25. Threats to Clean AirRep. Joe Barton, TX: “I’m not a medical doctor, but my hypothesis is that’s [poisoning or premature death] is not going to happen! You’re not going to get enough mercury exposure or SO2 exposure or even particulate matter exposure!”Find us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/momscleanairforce Find us on TWITTER: @MomsCAF
  26. 26. Rep. Barton is just one of many Congressmen who don’t care about your kids’ healthFind us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/momscleanairforce Find us on TWITTER: @MomsCAF
  27. 27. How you can help: Raise your voice to defend your kids’ health!Find us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/momscleanairforce Find us on TWITTER: @MomsCAF
  28. 28. Many health experts have called for reduced exposure to mercury: • American Medical Association • American Lung Association • American Nurses Association • American Academy of Pediatrics • American Public Health Association • Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America • American Thoracic SocietyFind us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/momscleanairforce Find us on TWITTER: @MomsCAF
  29. 29. It’s time to get involved!
  30. 30. www.momscleanairforce.org/what-you-can-do
  31. 31. Abbie Walston Elisa Batista Ana Lilian FloresJill Miller Zimon Derek Markham Karen
  32. 32. Dominique Browning Marcia Yerman Roxana A. Soto Katy Farber Gina Carroll Ronnie Citron-Fink
  33. 33. www.facebook.com/momscleanairforce Mcaf twitter Mcaf Twitter
  34. 34. www.twitter.com/MomsCAF Mcaf twitter Mcaf Twitter
  35. 35. Moms Clean Air ForceFind us on FACEBOOK: www.facebook.com/momscleanairforce Find us on TWITTER: @MomsCAF

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