Each Breath Blog

Breathing is essential to life, and through this blog, we hope to illustrate the importance of lung health. Hear directly from experts, researchers, staff and volunteers about our ongoing fight for healthy lungs and healthy air.

What Is a Smokejumper?

When you think about the emergency responders who devote themselves to fighting wildfires, there are few that risk more than smokejumpers. Read More

1 in 3 People Breathe Unhealthy Air: New Report Finds

A look at this year’s ‘State of the Air’ key findings Read More

What Our Latest Poll Reveals about Support for Stronger Pollution Standards

Getting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to finalize stronger standards is a top priority for the Lung Association’s healthy air advocacy work. Read More

How Particle Pollution Can Trap Someone with Asthma

Erica shares how the harmful effects of particle pollution have created challenges to her quality of life. Read More

How Tornadoes May Be Affecting Your Air Quality

We explain how tornadoes, besides causing destruction, can cause major air pollution. Read More

New Research Uncovers Alarming Connection Between Gas Production and Birth Outcomes

Recently, a study was published in Preventive Medicine Reports titled “Associations between proximity to gas production activity in counties and birth outcomes across the US.” Read More

How to Stay Safe from Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Every year, more than 50,000 people visit emergency rooms because of accidental CO poisoning, and about 430 of these visits will be fatal. That is why everyone should take certain precautions when they use any type of heater. Read More

Particle Pollution 101: Stronger Limits Will Make Communities Healthier

EPA just proposed tighter limits on a widespread, dangerous air pollutant. Here is what you need to know. Read More

An Unexpected Threat: the Link Between Radon and Lung Cancer

Leah had led a very healthy life; she was a runner who ate very healthily and never smoked. So, her whole family was shocked when she was diagnosed with stage IV lung cancer. Read More

What You Need to Know About Your Wood-Burning Stove and Heater

Indoor wood-burning stoves and heaters may have a quaint and traditional feel, but they produce harmful toxins that can damage your lungs and air quality indoors and outdoors. Read More

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