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EPA Regional Administrator Karl Brooks to Speak at Clean Air Health Fair on Saturday, April 27, in St. Louis, Mo.

Release Date: 04/26/2013
Contact Information: Chris Whitley, 913-551-7394, whitley.christopher@epa.gov; David Bryan, 913-551-7433, bryan.david@epa.gov; or Rich Hood, 913-339-8327, hood.rich@epa.gov

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(Lenexa, Kan., April 26, 2013) - EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks will be among the guest speakers at a Clean Air Health Fair from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, April 27, at Greater Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 1617 North Euclid, in St. Louis, Mo.

The free public event, hosted by the Greater Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, is intended to raise awareness and increase understanding of how air quality affects human health. The fair will feature free health screenings, asthma information, giveaways of free mattress covers to help children who are experiencing asthma symptoms, tips on how to protect your family’s health, and local entertainment.

“EPA Region 7 looks forward to sharing with St. Louisans on Saturday the work we’ve been doing in their community to help local residents breathe cleaner, healthier air,” Brooks said. “President Obama’s commitment to address climate change’s public health impacts makes EPA’s work with families during Asthma Awareness Month even more timely.”

In his remarks to the Clean Air Health Fair, Brooks will discuss climate change and its effects on air quality, and how poor air quality can have disproportionate effects on disadvantaged communities. Brooks will also highlight the work of St. Louis area partner agencies and entities in improving local air quality and protecting public health.

WHO: EPA Region 7 Administrator Karl Brooks, the Rev. Earl Nance, Jr.; Missouri State Sen. Joseph Keaveny; St. Louis County Assessor Jake Zimmerman, local public health officials and advocates

WHAT: Clean Air Health Fair

WHERE: Mt. Carmel Missionary Baptist Church, 1617 North Euclid, St. Louis, Mo. 63113

WHEN: 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Saturday, April 27, 2013 (Speaker program begins at 11:45 a.m.)

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