Help stop the use of harmful pollutants

ISABELLE TETI

State College

Seven million people die every year from air pollution, according to the World Health Organization. Many of these deaths are caused by indoor pollutants from everyday household items. An example of these chemicals are those called hydrofluorocarbons, or HFCs. HFCs are organic compounds that were used to replace other ozone-depleting chemicals in refrigerators and air conditioning units.

However, HFCs came with unintended harmful consequences, including continued ozone depletion and a significant greenhouse gas effect.

A new bipartisan bill is being drafted in the Senate to stop the use of these chemicals.

If you want to help fight to protect our environment and public health, call Senator Pat Toomey at (202) 224-4254 and ask him to support the American Innovation and Manufacturing Act of 2018.

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