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MEDIA ALERT: American Lung Association in Arizona to Release Local Air Quality Findings in New ‘State of the Air 2016’ Report

(April 11, 2016) -

WHAT: The American Lung Association is releasing the results of its 17th annual “State of the Air” report, a national air quality grade and ranking of metro regions across the nation based on ozone (sometimes called smog), year-round particle pollution (sometimes called soot) and short-term spikes in particle pollution levels.

WHERE: New findings from the “State of the Air” report will be updated on stateoftheair.org at 12:01 a.m. ET on April 20, 2016

WHEN: Prior to the public release on April 20 at 12:01 a.m. Local Time, embargoed press materials and embargoed interviews on the report findings and the health effects of ozone and particle pollution are available upon request.

WHO: JoAnna Strother, Regional Director of Public Policy, American Lung Association of the Southwest will be available for embargoed interviews on the report findings

HOW: To schedule an embargoed interview, contact JoAnna Strother, JSrother@Lungs.org or 602-429-0002 

WHY: Millions of Americans, including those in Arizona, live in counties and cities that have unhealthy levels of either ozone (smog) or particle pollution (soot)—the most common air pollutants that can cause asthma attacks, heart attacks, developmental and reproductive harm, and can even cause premature death. Find out if the air quality in your area is safe to breathe and learn about critical steps that the nation must take to continue to make progress toward cleaner, healthier air. 

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