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Anne Mellinger-Birdsong

Anne Mellinger-Birdsong

Anne Mellinger-Birdsong is a pediatrician and environmental public health specialist who lives in Dekalb County. She has worked at federal, state, and county health agencies, the American Lung Association, and Mothers & Others For Clean Air.

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Electrifying school buses will benefit local economy and children’s health

By: and - July 5, 2021

After a school year like no other, Georgia’s students are well into their summer vacations. The diesel school buses that carry nearly half of America’s students sit idle, giving children and communities a break from breathing the unhealthy air pollution these buses spread. There’s substantial evidence that breathing diesel fumes puts children and their still-developing […]