Did you know that not warming up your car on cold mornings can help make our environment cleaner? Or that 10 seconds of idling uses more fuel than restarting your engine? Did you know rates of asthma in Oregon are above the national average, with some counties reporting rates as high as 13 percent? It’s hard to believe that in the seemingly pristine environment of Oregon, harmful chemicals are all around us. Beyond Toxics’ mission is to develop and teach simple ways to keep our environment clean while improving our health.