Healthy Air Topics
Happy Lungs, Happy Valentine
You’ve cleaned the house, spritzed with perfume, lit candles, and built a roaring fire - you’re all set for a romantic Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart, right? Think again! You might be surprised to learn that all of the above - and lots more - can cause indoor air pollution in your home.
Are There Environmental or Health Factors that Can Cause Lung Cancer?
Lung cancer is caused when cells in the lung mutate or change. Researchers have spent decades trying to understand what causes these cells to mutate. Most lung cancers are caused when someone repeatedly breathes in toxic substances. However, for some people, the cause of their lung cancer is never known.
So Your Home Has High Radon Levels. Now What?
You’ve tested your home for radon as we keep urging you to, and, surprise! You discover your levels are dangerously high. Now what? First, relax: you’re not alone. One in 15 homes across the country tests positive for dangerous levels of radon, an invisible, odorless gas that causes lung cancer.
Do You Know Your Radon Levels?
It’s hard to be choosy about where to live when you’re in need of an affordable rental - especially if you’re on a student budget and need a place fast.
Enter if You Dare: 6 Spooky Things Lurking Inside Your Home
Ghosts and ghouls, monsters and witches—Halloween is the time to celebrate all things that go bump in the night. But what if there’s something even scarier living inside your home? Indoor air pollutants can put your health at risk, regardless of the season.
To Protect Marylanders' Health, Defend Clean Car Standards
The latest threat to our health is the effort to roll back federal clean car standards that limit vehicle pollution. Read why this Maryland physician is asking leaders to fight back.
Tell EPA: Protect Science to Protect Health
Science is under attack and so are pollution limits that protect our health. EPA is knowingly trying to limit the science the agency can use in order to protect industry profits, at the expense of Americans' health.
Sharks Need Oxygen Too
One thing you might not know about sharks is that, like humans, they need oxygen to stay alive. And, like humans, what they breathe is under threat from the same, growing concern.
'State of the Air': Most Polluted Cities, Then and Now
For 19 years, the American Lung Association's "State of the Air" report has tracked air quality across America, chronicling our nation's progress in making our air cleaner and healthier. Over the years, the report has celebrated the reduction of harmful air pollution to the Clean Air Act.
Earth Day Checklist: 5 Ways You Can Help the Planet and Lung Health by Reducing Air Pollution
Clean, healthy air is essential to protecting public health and the environment. Air pollution can trigger asthma attacks, send people to the hospital, shape how kids' lungs develop and can even be deadly. Thanks to safeguards put in place under the Clean Air Act over the last 49 years, our country has made progress in cleaning up and limiting harmful air pollution. But there’s still much work to do before everyone has healthy air to breathe.