The American Public Health Association is working with the American Lung Association to gather signatures on a health professionals’ letter regarding changes to the Mercury and Air Toxics Standards. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is considering weakening these standards, and APHA believes they need to hear from health experts that undermining these protections is unacceptable and would cause irreversible harm to patients and communities.
APHA’s goal is to get at least one signer from all 50 states, and possibly multiple/additional signers from all states. Note that the letter is for individuals, not organizations.
The deadline to sign the letter is April 15, 2019.