My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for OREGON TOXICS ALLIANCE, Eugene, OR, USA
Oregon Toxics Alliance has a new name, Beyond Toxics, which indicates the forward thinking of this public health advocacy group. Serving the public interest in Lane County, Oregon the reach of this organization can be said to encompass the entire Southern Willamette Valley and beyond. Air Quality - effective campaigns include: Benzene Partnership Program with Don't Idle and Don't Top Off related to gas powered vehicles. This program has reached many schools, businesses and public institutions. Oregon's legislative 2009 field burning ban is another great example. OTA was part of the public health advocates helping lawmakers understand that field burning is detrimental to healthy lungs and healthy hearts.
My personal knowlege is of asthma sufferers whose condition is worsened every summer by field burning smoke. OTA report on field burning and hazardous air toxins. Submitted as testimony at the Legislature. You may read the report here :http://www.oregontoxics.org/field_burn/whitepaper/whitepaper.html
Water Quality Issues - Involuntary Toxics Exposures - Industrial Forestry use of pesticides is the focus of the 2012 camaign for public health. Among many too numerous to list.
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