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.

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

The 70th Anniversary of the “Great Smog of London”

This year marks the 70th Anniversary of the Great Smog of London, a deadly and consequential air pollution event in which a thick smog overtook the city for five days in December 1952. Read More

6 Ways Climate Change is Affecting Everyone Today

The science is clear: human activity, namely the burning of fossil fuels like oil, coal and gas, is largely responsible for the warming climate. Read More

National Drive Electric Week: 5 Clean Air Tips

This week is National Drive Electric Week, a nationwide celebration to raise awareness of the many benefits of all-electric and plug-in hybrid cars, trucks, motorcycles and more.  Read More

Air Pollution Exposure in Hispanic and Latino Communities

Public parks and school playgrounds hold a uniquely vital role in the Hispanic and Latino community. Read More

Simple Steps to Help Reduce Air Pollution on World Lung Day

September 25 is the perfect day to reflect on what we can do to help prevent lung disease and make the air we breathe healthier for everyone. Read More

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