Pittsburgh has gotten a lot of credit for cleaning up the air and water after the heyday of its industrial past, but problems persist. Today, some communities still bear the brunt of pollution and a disproportionate share of the health issues that come with it.  In our series, Hazardous to Your Health, we’ll explore some of these places and talk to the people who live there to understand the scope of the problem and what we can do about it.

This series is funded by the Pittsburgh Foundation. 

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CMU Scientists Help Clairton Residents Find Out What’s In Their Air

A research team at Carnegie Mellon is one year into a three-year project to help people in the Pittsburgh region learn more about pollutants they’re exposed to through the air. It’s funded through the EPA’s Air Pollution Monitoring for Communities program, and it was one of only six projects funded throughout the country.