Health Series Infographic: Parkinson’s Disease and Pollution

Nobody can say for certain why Parkinson‘s Disease developed in the 22,500 Oregonians currently living with the disease. But we do know that the chronic, progressive neurological disease takes an enormous toll on our state’s economy and well-being. 

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Diesel pollution and health

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Solutions to toxic air pollution

Oregonians are being exposed to dozens of toxic substances in our air at levels that could harm hearts and lungs, interfere with children’s brain development, or raise the risk of cancer. We know that Oregonians are exposed to pollution from smokestacks, tailpipes and businesses large and small. What we don’t know, when we’re walking down the street, is what mix of pollutants we breathe and in what amount. Both national and state regulation of toxic air pollution from industry and
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Health Series Infographic: Asthma and Pollution

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