Speak Up Now for Healthy Air

Your voice can save lives and protect the health of millions

(July 24, 2012)

Lydia lost her daughter, Steph, to a severe asthma attack. Robert, a nonsmoker, contracted a rare form of lung cancer. Jaxin, a fifth-grader and budding athlete, struggles with her asthma to compete. They’re all different, but they share one important thing. Their lives have been touched by the deadly hand of air pollution. Lydia, Robert and Jaxin are all speaking up for cleaner, healthier air. But they can’t do it alone. Now is a crucial time for you to raise you voice with theirs.

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has proposed to set stronger national air quality standards for fine particulate matter (soot). National air quality standards set the official limit on how much pollution can be in the outdoor air across the nation. Particle pollution (soot) is one of the most common and the deadliest forms of air pollution. It can cause asthma attacks, heart attacks, strokes, cancers and premature death.

Between now and August 31, EPA is collecting public comments that will help them decide where they will set stronger, life-saving standards that will drive the cleanup of soot in our air. the particle pollution limit. The Big Polluters are trying to block tighter standards, so we need you to speak up now, and tell EPA that you support strong standards that really protect our health.

Are you ready to speak up for healthy air? Do it now.

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