Some members of Congress are suggesting a rollback of key environmental laws, which could have profound impacts on public health. Climate change has increased the challenges to protecting public health, and more than half of Americans live in counties with unhealthy levels of pollutants, according to the American Lung Association.
A new interactive map provides state-specific statistics on public health and pollution emissions. Metrics include the number of people with asthma, the amount of CO2 emitted, the amount (in pounds) of toxic chemicals released, and more.
You can view the map and find information about your state here: https://www.americanprogress.org/issues/green/news/2017/02/07/298135/by-the-numbers-pollution-and-public-health/