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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

#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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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. Read More

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