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.
Wildfires and Climate Change: Protecting Your Indoor Air Quality with a Clean Room
Every year, millions of acres of land are consumed by fire in the United States. According to the National Interagency Fire Center, in 2020 there were over 57,000 wildfires in the U.S. that resulted in over 10.3 million acres burned.
2020: The Year We Lost Our Breath
Amid the sadness and loss brought by the COVID-19 pandemic, one silver lining of 2020 was supposed to be the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Clean Air Act.
The Air Down There: A Miner’s Story on Developing Black Lung
For 37 years I mined coal to keep the lights on for everyone above ground. Back then, you never heard much about black lung or that you were working in an environment that could make you sick for the rest of your life.
The Carcinogen Hidden in Your Home
As we are moving office furniture and gym equipment into our homes, we need to talk about the hidden carcinogen that may be lurking: radon.
#MyCleanAirStory: Contest Winners
We all have a reason why we want and need clean air. And while air pollution isn’t always visible, the risks it poses to lung health are very real. That’s why we asked people to share why clean air matters to them.
Lung Cancer, Air Pollution and Climate Change – A Call to Action
When you think of risk factors for lung cancer, what comes to mind? Most of us think about the risk associated with smoking cigarettes, but not many people realize that air pollution can also cause lung cancer.
Understanding the link between COVID-19 Mortality and Air Pollution
As we mourn and reflect on the more than 300,000 lives that have been lost to COVID-19 in the United States, we can also take stock of what the latest science shows us about the disease.
A Billings Family Tradition: Honoring the 50th Anniversary of the Clean Air Act
The Billings family has turned their family members legacy into a family tradition. Leon Billings is commonly known as the chief staff architect of the 1970 Clean Air Act.
Celebrating 50 years of the Clean Air Act: Looking back and moving forward to provide Clean Air for All
It can be easy to take clean air for granted. But for the nearly half of Americans who still live in areas with unhealthy air, the lack of clean air is often a top of mind concern.
Why Drive an Electric Vehicle?
Electric Vehicles have zero direct emissions, making the air we breathe cleaner and safer. Yet some car owners are hesitant to make the switch. We are breaking down the most common questions about EVs to help you navigate the information.