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Air Pollution and CHANGE: Expertise and Our Future

When people think about air pollution, they usually think about smog, acid rain, CFC’s, and other forms of outdoor air pollution. But did you know that air pollution also can exist inside homes and other buildings? It can, and every year, the health of many people is affected by chemical substances present in the air within buildings. In 2009 a report by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene “Air Pollution and The Health of New Yorkers, The Impact of Fine particles and Ozone” shows impacts of air pollution on the health of our communities and overall environment.

There are different kinds of pollution—some visible, some invisible—that contribute to global warming. Generally any substance that people introduce into the atmosphere that has damaging effects on living things and the environment is considered air pollution. Carbon dioxide, a greenhouse gas, is the main pollutant that is warming Earth. Though living things emit carbon dioxide when they breathe, carbon dioxide is widely considered to be a pollutant when associated with cars, planes, power plants, and other human activities that involve the burning of fossil fuels such as gasoline and natural gas.  There are organizations, such as Transportation Alternatives , that are attempting to help in the reduction of air pollution and improvements of human health.  Transportation Alternatives are pushing for the development of safe bicycle routs, walkable streets, development of more open play areas for communities and much more.

Most people agree that to curb global warming, a variety of measures need to be taken. On a personal level, driving and flying less, recycling, and conservation reduces a person’s “carbon footprint”—the amount of carbon dioxide a person is responsible for putting into the atmosphere.  Businesses are looking to do the same through Sustainability measures and CSR policies.  On a larger scale, governments are taking measures to limit emissions of carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases. One way is through the Kyoto Protocol, an agreement between countries that they will cut back on carbon dioxide emissions. Another method is to put taxes on carbon emissions or higher taxes on gasoline, so that people and companies will have greater incentives to conserve energy and pollute less.  Here is the United States, organizations such as the US Green Building Council’s “LEED” and The International Future Institute’s “Living Building Challenge” are pushing for certification of Interiors, Buildings, and Development to combat climate change and air pollution.  There are also experts that see this need and that are helping, guiding companies and government organization to understand what needs to be done.  I am proud to have one of these companies, CHANGE,  as my partner company and part of my company’s Network Alliance.

Consulting for Health, Air, Nature, & a Greener Environment, (CHANGE) LLC  was founded in 2009 by Dr Timothy R McAuley.  CHANGE is a certified Veteran Owned Small Business (VOSB) and is an internationally recognized air quality and human health exposures assessment research and consulting firm.  CHANGE has led many studies related to air quality and public health globally and is relied on by various agencies for technical expertise in several environmental sectors. CHANGE has worked with several small, medium, and large including multiple global firms for assessing public health and air quality issues pertaining to air quality and human health exposure assessment & mobile and stationary source impacts.

Dr Timothy R McAuley has dedicated his career and life to help others understand and reduce Air Pollution, his efforts have been recognized by SUCCESS magazine.  M3D Consulting is always proud of the success of  our partners and others that are helping secure our future generations health and well being.  Here is a link to the article in SUCCESS magazine Pages from SUCCESS January 2013 Edition (Tim McAuley).pdf . Check out this article and CHANGE’s website to see their full services.

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