Mapping Perceptions Survey

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Environmental Health Intersections

EPA Proposes New Regulations to Limit Refinery Emissions (Student Perspectives)

Asthmatic Spaces

NSF Funding for The Asthma Files

Installation Permits, or Plan Approvals are a type of air permit or general permit that are submitted and approved when a person or company wants to begin construction, installation or modification of a facility and covers all sources of air pollution, process equipment and air cleaning devices. Plan Approvals are obtained prior to receiving an […]

Operating Permits are a type of air permit submitted and approved when new industries or businesses are operating in the city with regard to the facility’s air emissions. The type of operating permit differs based on the type of facility it is being submitted for and the amount of emissions the facility will create. For […]


Notices of Water Obstructions and Encroachments are submitted and approved when industries or businesses are doing construction that could possibly cause water to be exposed to pollutants. According to the DEP Waterways and Wetlands Engineering site, “the Water Obstructions and Encroachments Section of the Division of Wetlands, Encroachments and Training develops and coordinates regulation, policy, […]

Since 2015, the Philadelphia Health & Environmental Ethnography Lab has collected and recorded state remediation notices throughout the Philadelphia area. These notices have been collected from the Pennsylvania Bulletin, which is a weekly regulatory publication. Between January 2015 and May 2019, there were 518 environmental notices for the Philadelphia area, including notices of new air […]

This spring the ‘Climate, Health, and Home’ project team ran three more workshops in Philadelphia. The workshop themes this year focused on mold, climate change, emergency preparedness, and home weatherization. In addition, the presentations considered questions of indoor air quality and energy efficiency. Workshop facilitators reviewed various city services and other resources available to Philadelphians. […]

Climate Health and Home

The Philadelphia Health & Environment Ethnography Lab supports the “Climate, Health, and Home” project, a collaborative series of workshops focused on the health-impacts of climate change in Philadelphia. This post is designed to provide general information about the impacts that climate change has for the Philadelphia region. Global climate change impacts regions around the world […]

Climate Health and Home

This essay by was published on the University of Minnesota Press blog and was authored by Ali Kenner as a preview to her new book, Breathtaking: Asthma Care in a Time of Climate Change (2018). When Cheryl Lansing discovered her asthma care app had disappeared from her smartphone, she was unsettled to say the least. […]

Asthmatic Spaces

Last year the ‘Climate, Health, and Home’ project team ran another three workshops around Philadelphia. Our 2018 workshops focused on emergency preparedness, flooding, and mold risks. The workshops were anchored by four presentations from partner organizations and two interactive activities. The “Climate Change at Home” workshops were designed and facilitated by Ali Kenner (Drexel University), […]

Climate Health and Home