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American Lung Association to EPA: Tighter NO2 Standards Necessary
July 30, 2009
The American Lung Association will be taking full advantage of an opportunity to speak out and tell the EPA stronger air quality standards for nitrogen dioxide are needed. Learn more...

Military Urged to Battle Tobacco
July 16, 2009
A new report confirms that smoking is destroying the health and shortening the lives of the brave men and women in our military. It’s also costing the government billions. But now momentum is building for the military to end this deadly cycle and go smokefree, and the American Lung Association is ready to help. Learn more...

Environmental Public Health Tracking Network Launched by CDC
July 9, 2009
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched its Environmental Public Health Tracking Network (EPHT), a web-based tool that allows scientists, health professionals, and—for the first time—the American public, to track data about environmental exposures and chronic health conditions. Asthma hospitalizations, as well as outdoor air quality are some of the factors being tracked. Learn more...

Behind the Headlines: H1N1 Flu Pandemic
Thursday, June 11, the World Health Organization declared the outbreak of H1N1 Flu (formerly called swine flu) to be a pandemic. This is due to H1N1 virus's rapid spread in North America, Australia, South America, Europe and regions beyond. What does this mean to Americans? Learn more...

How Healthy Is the Air You Breathe?
For six out of ten Americans, the news isn’t good. What’s the state of your air?  Is it healthy?  Or too often a noxious mix of chemicals and particles that can damage your lungs and even shorten your life?  The American Lung Association’s tenth annual State of the Air Report shows what’s in our air—by location— and how the air we breathe continues to threaten the lives and health of millions of Americans. Learn more...


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