Our Mission and
Our Work In Action
Our Mission is to ensure the health and safety of all citizens while working to hold government officials, and industry accountable for the quality of air being polluted by chemical emissions in our parish; thus ensuring the health of families for generations to come. We are working together with the EPA, LDEQ, AND LEAN. We are striving to gain the assistance of all citizens; inviting all residents to join us in what will be a continuous vigilance during this on-going situation.
Take a look at the many ways Concerned Citizens Of St. John Parish is making a difference. Our photos and videos are a true testament to the immense impact our activities have on individuals and organizations. We dream of our parish as a better place to live, where everyone is concerned with making a change. Step by step, our dreams become a reality.
CCSJ 2020 Calendar
St. John the Baptist Parish has:
- Highest COVID-19 death rates in LA, 3rd highest in US (as of 05/08).
- 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.