American Lung Association and Consumers Union will hold a "Fight for Clean Air" Twitter chat on Tuesday, June 18 at 3:30 p.m. ET

Washington, D.C. (June 17, 2013)

WHAT:  The American Lung Association (@LungAssociation) and Consumers Union (@ConsumersUnion) will hold a “Fight for Clean Air” Twitter chat.

WHEN: Tuesday, June 18 at 3:30 p.m. ET.

HOW: Follow the hashtag #cleanair4kids to participate in the conversation.

WHY: The groups will discuss why the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposals to cleanup gasoline and tailpipe emissions (Tier 3 standards) are needed to improve public health.  Participants are encouraged to discuss how their health has suffered from air pollution and to take action by submitting their comments to EPA.

For members of the media with questions about the American Lung Association’s participation in the event, contact Mary Havell McGinty mary.havellmcginty@lung.org, 202-715-3459.

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About the American Lung Association
Now in its second century, the American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. With your generous support, the American Lung Association is “Fighting for Air” through research, education and advocacy. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872) or visit www.lung.org.