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.

Tips for Safe Spring Cleaning

Cleaning out the clutter in your home is a great way to start off the season and give yourself a fresh start. But before you dive in, consider the hazards that may be hiding in your home. Read More

Looking Back on “State of the Air” 2021’s Policy Recommendations

With “State of the Air” 2022 coming out on April 21 this week, we thought it would be a good time to reflect back on some of the key policy recommendations in “State of the Air” 2021 and see what progress has been made. Read More

Electric Vehicles 101: Understanding Health and Climate Benefits

Today, more than four in ten Americans live in places impacted by unhealthy levels of air pollution. Unsurprisingly, transportation and electricity generation are the leading contributors to unhealthy air. Read More

Teen Advocates for Changes to Clean Air and Vaping Laws

High school senior Yuan Uy shares what he has learned about the harms of tobacco products and school bus emissions with everyone he meets. Read More

Why Everyone Should Care About Methane Gas Pollution

Methane is the second most abundant greenhouse gas, after carbon dioxide. Though it breaks down more quickly, methane traps 80 times more heat than carbon dioxide, making it a major contributor to climate change. Read More

Climate Action Beyond COP26: Reflections from our Climate Activist Advisor Lana Weidgenant

For nearly three decades the UN has been bringing together almost every country on earth for global climate summits – called COPs – which stands for ‘Conference of the Parties’. Read More

Why You Need to Know (and Care) About Port Pollution

As a pediatrician in Southern California, I have learned a lot about pollution up close and know just how damaging breathing polluted air can be for a child. Read More

Can Running Outside Be Bad for You?

Recent studies suggest that poor air quality may negatively affect outdoor workouts and even cause long-term damage to health. Read More

Preparing for a Natural Disaster When You Are Living with Lung Disease

Wildfires, hurricanes, floods, ice storms and emergencies such as power outages can affect your breathing and negatively impact your health. While you cannot prevent a natural disaster, you can plan for it. Read More

Understanding the Climatarian Diet: How What You Eat Affects Climate Change

Our Climate Activist Advisor Lana Weidgenant spoke with us about her passion for promoting a more plant-based diet as one way to address the climate crisis and build a healthier future. Read More

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