Media Alert: America Lung Association to Host Healthy Air Twitter Party - February 8, 2012 at 2 p.m. (EST)

(February 6, 2012)

 

WHAT:

The Lung Association is hosting a Twitter party with air quality experts who will answer participants’ questions including the impact of air pollution on children’s health; how air quality and lung disease are closely related; and what steps parents should take to ensure the Clean Air Act remains a vital public health protection for generations to come.

 

WHEN:

Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at 2 to 3 p.m. (EST)

WHO:

Paul Billings, Vice President of National Policy and Advocacy, American Lung Association

Peter Iwanowicz, Director of the Healthy Air Campaign, American Lung Association

Janice Nolen, Assistant Vice President of National Policy and Advocacy, American Lung Association

WHY:

Continued attacks by some in Congress to weaken the Clean Air Act have become a serious threat to public health. The latest example is set to play out during a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee meeting scheduled to take place at 10 a.m. (EST) on Wednesday, February 8, 2012. The committee is expected to explore avenues to weaken, block or delay the life-saving benefits of the Power Plant Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.

Using the hashtag: #FightingforAir, the Lung Association will tweet live updates from Capitol Hill relaying key points presented during this House committee meeting. Join the Lung Association afterwards for a Twitter party to hear about Congressional efforts to undermine clean air protections that will impact public health, and what you can do to protect your family.

HOW:

Use the hashtag #FightingforAir to join this Twitter party and to submit healthy air questions to @LungAssociation. Participants’ healthy air questions will be answered by Lung Association experts. A raffle featuring prizes from the Lung Association’s online merchandise store will be awarded to select Twitter party participants.

No registration is required.

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About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases.  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-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: www.Lung.org.