Healthy Air Blog Articles
Poor air quality threatens health of more than half of Americans
While we have seen tremendous improvements in air quality over the years due to the public health success of the Clean Air Act, poor air quality still threatens the health of more than half of all Americans, especially those with asthma and other lung diseases.
Protecting Our Climate and Health on Earth Day
Earth Day is an important opportunity to remember the connection between our health and the health of the environments in which we live. And the evidence of this connection is growing.
The Trouble with Traveling Air Pollution
With the release of our 17th annual "State of the Air" report, we’ve decided to take a closer look at one of the biggest challenges of air pollution. Air pollution just won’t stay put! It has no respect for state lines and freely travels wherever the wind takes it.
It's Time to Address Climate Change—Our Health Depends on It
You may have heard that climate change will put people’s health at risk for years to come. But did you know that cutting climate change pollution can protect human health immediately?
The Unwelcome House Guest: Air Pollution
Ben Franklin once said “House guests, like fish, begin to smell after three days.” One house guest that really stinks is air pollution! You might be surprised to learn that the air in your home-sweet-home may not be so sweet.
How's the Air in There?
Most of us spend more time indoors than outdoors. That means you breathe a whole lot more indoor air. So, how is the air in there? Whether you’re at home, school or work, what’s filling up your lungs can affect your health in a big way!
Does Your Air at School Pass or Fail?
We all want our children to be safe. But often, the air in their school is a “D” student. Air pollution in the classroom affects how children learn, and can harm their growing lungs. And when you think about how much time kids spend at school, cleaning up that air becomes an important assignment! Notebooks and pencils ready?
Retire Unhealthy Air at Work
Is the air at work making you sick? If so, it’s time for that air pollution at work to retire! Whether you work in an industrial or office setting, common allergens, irritants and asthma triggers may be closer than you realize.
Close to Home: Cookstove Smoke Places 3 Billion Lives at Risk from Indoor Air Pollution
When you think of really bad air pollution, it’s probably the thick haze often wrapped around the buildings and highways in Beijing and Delhi. But for women in countries around the world, air quality risks can be much closer to home.
Forget the Post-Apocalyptic Setting Killing You – What About the Dust?
Naturally with any scenario like post end-of-the-world, we assume natural resources such as water and gas will be scarce and probably rationed out by a power hungry warlord. What many people probably don’t consider are the risks to lung health. After all, humans need to breathe to survive.