Media Alert: America Lung Association to Host State of the Air 2012 Twitter Chat

Find out the State of Your Air

(April 23, 2012)


WHAT:
The American Lung Association is hosting a Twitter chat with air quality experts who will talk about the results of this year’s State of the Air report. Find out if the air quality in your area is safe to breathe and what can be done to protect your loved ones from the most common air pollutants, ozone (smog) and particle pollution (soot), which can cause serious health problems including asthma attacks, heart attacks, and even premature death.

WHEN: Wednesday, April 25, 2012, from 3 - 4 p.m. (ET)

WHO: Janice Nolen, National Policy Adviser and State of the Air Project Director, American Lung Association
Paul Billings, Vice President of National Policy and Advocacy,
American Lung Association
Peter Iwanowicz, Director of the Healthy Air Campaign, American Lung Association


WHY:
Some cities are making dramatic progress in cleaning up their air, but others are actually seeing their air quality worsen. More than 40 percent of us live in areas where air pollution still threatens our health. Using the hashtag: #StateoftheAir, the Lung Association will take questions about air pollution across the country, its impact on public health, and actions that can improve air quality.

HOW: Use the hashtag #StateoftheAir to join this Twitter chat and to submit 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 chat participants.

No registration is required. The State of the Air 2012 data will be available on April 25, at www.stateoftheair.org.

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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.