Healthy Air Outdoors

The quality of the air we breathe outdoors affects each of us. Unhealthy air is hazardous to our families and can even threaten life itself.

Protecting Your Health

Outdoor air pollution threatens the lives and health of millions of people in the United States. Despite great progress since passage of the modern Clean Air Act in 1970, outdoor air can be unhealthy and dangerous. Even as we explore the complex challenges of global warming and energy use, air pollution remains a widespread problem. » More

Fighting for Healthy Air

The American Lung Association has been leading the fight for healthy air for more than 20 years. Our primary tool is advocacy. We work to influence public policy and ensure that laws and regulations designed to clean up the air are enforced. » More

In-Depth Resources

Learn more about the sources and health risks of outdoor air pollution and efforts underway to make our air cleaner. » More

Defending the Clean Air Act

The American Lung Association is working to protect the public health from air pollution. We are defending the Clean Air Act to ensure that all Americans can have air that is safe and healthy to breathe. » More