RSVP BELOW TO GET DETAILS ON HOW TO TESTIFY AND BE HEARD!
On February 28th at 1:00 PM EST at City Hall there will be an opportunity for NYCHA residents to give oral testimony regarding the air quality in NYCHA apartments. There is also an opportunity to submit written comments by March 3rd.
At this hearing, the City Council Committee on Public Housing will ask various questions to NYCHA about the air quality in NYCHA apartments.
Indoor Air Quality refers to the condition of air inside a house or building. Poor air quality can affect your health.
Factors that affect indoor air quality include:
- Indoor Pollutants, such as cigarette smoke, household products (paints, cleaners) or building materials (pressed wood products, carpeting).
- Outdoor Pollutants that can drift indoors, such as car and boiler exhaust, fire or chemical releases.
- Ventilation and air flow
- Building maintenance — poor home maintenance can lead to cracks and leaks, which can cause pest infestations, mold growth and building damage.
If you are a NYCHA resident and have been negatively impacted by poor air quality in your home, you should let NYCHA and City Council know!
By RSVP-ing below you will get a follow-up email with the details on all the ways you can testify and be heard!
Burning fossil fuels in residential buildings for cooking and heating is a significant source of pollution that contributes to climate change and negatively affects human health. Gas burning stoves are a main contributor to poor indoor air quality, emitting air pollutants like nitrogen oxides (NOx), which include nitrogen oxide (NO) and nitrogen dioxide (NO2), and carbon monoxide (CO). Long term exposure to these pollutants increases the risk of respiratory and cardiovascular illness, including asthma.
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