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Radon Action Month: This radioactive gas is the 2nd leading cause of lung cancer, and it could be in your home. January is National Radon Action. During January and throughout the year, the American Lung Association is encouraging radon testing for everyone, including homeowners, renters, real estate agents, building managers and school administrators. Radon is a naturally occurring gas emitted from the ground that is odorless, tasteless and colorless. Radon can enter a home through cracks in walls, basement floors, foundations and other openings and accumulate to high levels inside homes, schools and other buildings.  Once detected, there are cost effective ways to reduce that risk. Learn more about radon testing and mitigation at www.lung.org/radon.

Protect Yourself and Your Loved Ones from COVID-19: The Lung Association urges people to wear quality masks to prevent transmission, get tested if they have symptoms and discuss treatment options with their healthcare provider ASAP if they have COVID-19. Treatments may help prevent severe illness and prevent hospitalization. The Lung Association has tools and information about getting vaccinated to help keep you and those around you safe!

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Listen to Lungcast™: In the latest episode of Lungcast, our Chief Medical Officer Al Rizzo, MD, spoke to Dr. Shantanu Agrawal, Chief Health Officer of Anthem, Inc., about flu education efforts and preventative measures during the COVID-19 pandemic. Tune into the interview at: Lung.org/lungcast. If you missed any of our Lungcast™ expert interviews from last year, then our latest special episode, “best of 2021,” is an absolute must-listen. Tune into the jam-packed recap.

SUPPORT THE LUNG ASSOCIATION

Join an Event and Support the Lung Association! Climb season is here and now is the time to find a Climb near you. Our events follow CDC COVID-19 safety guidelines, while offering the experience you know and love. You will make a positive impact in the lives of those affected by lung disease by raising funds for research, education and advocacy.  Every dollar raised moves us closer to healthy lungs for everyone. Register today.

Lung Cancer

LUNG FORCE Hero: Michelle M. is a lung cancer survivor, but she won’t let that define who she is. She’s a mom to two great kids, she likes to sew, volunteer, garden and so much more! Read her inspiring story.

Patient Support

Winter Weather and Lung Health: Winter can be challenging when temperatures drop and air is cold and often dry—especially for those living with lung disease. And major snowstorms or other winter weather events can be dangerous for everyone. Power outages, extreme cold, icy roads and poor heating systems are some of the potential hazards when a winter storm hits. With climate change bringing more extreme fluctuations in weather, the need to prepare for winter storms is even greater and it's important to be ready in the event of severe weather to know how to keep your lungs safe and healthy.

TOBACCO

Keep Your Resolution to Quit! Many smokers want to end their addiction in the New Year. Quitting tobacco isn’t easy, but 50 million ex-smokers in the U. S. are proof that it’s possible with the right support or guidance. The Lung Association has tips and support programs that will help smokers say goodbye to cigarettes in 2022. Learn how to begin your journey to a tobacco-free life in 2022.

HEALTHY AIR

Lung Association Applauds EPA’s Final Rule Limiting Greenhouse Gas Pollution from Cars: On December 20, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the final rule strengthening limits on greenhouse gas emissions for light-duty vehicles for model years 2023-2026. The final rule provides greater emissions reductions than the agency’s initial proposal. We are pleased the EPA listened to the comments of health and medical groups that called for more protective standards. Now that EPA has finalized these cleaner cars standards, the agency must work urgently to propose and finalize stronger greenhouse gas standards for future cars and stronger emissions standards for trucks. See our statement for more.

EACH BREATH BLOG

Life After Cancer Series: Making Work, Work: Cancer changes us. How we are each impacted, and our journeys, are as different as we are as individuals. As we return to our lives and work, it is not surprising that things are different than they were before cancer. 

Thank You Volunteers!

Reflecting on our many accomplishments of the past year, we want to thank our priceless volunteers all across the country. We salute you! Whether you attended a program, are an e-advocate, storyteller, event participant, one of our thousands of trained volunteer health program facilitators, or volunteer in your community in your own unique way. Your generosity and devotion drive our lifesaving mission. Happy New Year and THANK YOU for all you do!

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