Ivy City Right To Breathe Partnership

grassrootsdc.org

Shizuka Hsieh, Chemistry Department, Trinity Washington University
Parisa Norouzi, Empower DC
Sacoby Wilson, School of Public Health, University of Maryland
Vernon Morris, Chemistry Department, Howard University
Russ Dickerson, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of Maryland
Amanda Northcross, School of Public Health, George Washington University

Ivy City: A traditionally African
American neighborhood

hotos from http://www.grassrootsdc.org

Ivy City: A traditionally African
American neighborhood

hotos from http://www.grassrootsdc.org

City: Near source high impact are

aphic from the Washington Post

City: Near source high impact are

0
20
m

0
20
m

rticulate Matter (PM2.5)

Image from http://www.sltrib.com/sltrib/politics/57159228-90/utah-quality-pollution-lake.ht

ack Carbon (BC)

Images http://www.epa.gov/international/io/presentations/Health-Effects.pdf ;
http://www.scientificamerican.com/article/how-to-stop-black-carbon/ ; http://www.unep.org/ccac/Short-

y City: Air quality data
Particulate matter

PM2.5

12 g/m3

Black carbon

BC

monitors in Washington, D.C.

EPA 43
Ivy City

EPA 42
EPA 41

PM2.5 and BC in Ivy City and
McMillian Reservoir (EPA 43)
Ivy City
PM2.5

EPA PM2.5
Ivy City BC

Annual Estimated PM2.5
EPA-DC Monitors versus Ivy City
2012
Jan - Sept
2013

10.0
9.0

13.5
13.0

9.8

9.7

10.4

Current
PM2.5 annual

8.2

standard 10
g/m3

Estimated Ivy City

Findings shared with DC City
Council

Committee on Transportation and the Environment at a hearing on Air Quality
Issues (1/2/14)

• BC concentrations are very high

– Studies in other cities have reported
health effects at the levels measured in
Ivy City

• PM2.5 concentrations are high
– Measured daily values are higher than
the closest EPA monitoring station
– Annual estimated concentrations are
higher than the EPA allowable standards
for PM2.5

Ivy City: Campaign for job
training, not bus parking

hotos from http://www.grassrootsdc.org

Ivy City: Empty bus lot

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Ivy City: Potential for renewal

from http://www.grassrootsdc.org,
urbanplacesandspaces.blogspot.com/2006/09/this-isnt-walker-evans-photo-ivy-ci