1/ We mapped the spread of toxic air pollution from industrial facilities across every neighborhood in the country. We found 1,000+ hotspots of cancer-causing air.

Now, we’re trying to get word out to the people who live in those places.

*All* of them.

We need your help:
2/ Our goal is to hear from someone who lives or works in each hotspot.

We’re trying all sorts of things:
- mailers
- local news partnerships
- flyers in libraries, etc.

– but every place is different, and we could really use some help.
3/ You can help us share by:

-Printing fliers and putting them wherever you can: propub.li/flier

-Spreading the link to our callout: propublica.org/tips/pollution/

-Sending anyone you know in these places to that 👆 callout:
3a/ In these places, too.
4/ This is our team’s hotspot tracking spreadsheet: docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d…

Do you know people who live in these places?

Do you know people who might know people?

Are you involved with any helpful digital forums, community groups or other gathering places?
5/ We’ll use what we hear to fuel future stories.

Also: We plan on forwarding tips to local journos in 2022. (more on that later)

We also want to answer questions to help people understand what pollution means for them.

For example: propublica.org/pollution
6/ If you have questions or ideas, @mayatmiller, @amichelej and the whole team would love to hear them. DM them or us.

And follow this series and others: propub.li/3ogkE05
@mayatmiller @amichelej Quick clarification: the hotspots are *within* the areas we listed. You can check out the exact location of the hotspots at propublica.org/toxmap

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