Cancer Risks in St. John the Baptist Parish
CCSJ 2020 Calendar
St. John the Baptist Parish has:
- One of the highest COVID-19 death rates in the U.S.
- Highest cancer risks in the nation from exposures to air toxics.
- Multiple large industrial sources of PM2.5emissions totaling to 1505 tons in 2018.
- High rates of PM2.5 air pollution-related health effects:
- Child (2-17 yrs) asthma rates 2.5 times the US and LA rates.
- Child (2-17 yrs) asthma hospitalizations 2.5 times the US and LA rates.
- Young adult (18-39 yrs) asthma rates 1.7 times the US and LA rates.
These underlying health conditions increase risk of COVID-19 death.
The Concerned Citizens of St. John know that sometimes all it takes to change the world is a little support. We're here to lend a hand, offer assistance, and be a voice of reason for those who need it. Since the beginning of our Organization in 2016, we’ve worked hard to improve and shed light on the quality of the air we breathe in our Parish and the surrounding areas. Currently we are raising funds for our movement of awareness.
Please join us.
Here at Concerned Citizens Of St. John Parish, we are committed to a single goal: to make our Parish a better and safe place to live. Our mission is to raise awareness about the high levels of Chloroprene in the atmosphere surrounding the Denka/Dupont facility amongst other issues that have or may result from exposure. Explore our site to learn more about all that we’re doing to make a change. We are a private, non-profit organization dedicated to finding solutions to this potential health hazard. We welcome volunteers to help take on and overcome the challenges, while developing meaningful relationships with constituents of St. John the Baptist and surrounding Parishes.