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.

Protecting Yourself from Poor Air Quality

In May 2024, persistent drought conditions in western Canada contributed to an early start of the wildfire season, with several U.S. states already experiencing its adverse effects. Read More

5 Home Improvement Projects to Help You Breathe Easier

We offer some simple and effective ways to keep these indoor air pollutants low so you can breathe easier. Read More

Hidden Dangers at Work May Be Damaging Your Lungs

Peter explains how mold at his firehouse caused his chronic lung condition Read More

Navigating Urban Heat: How Smart Surfaces Offer a Cool Solution

Communities across the nation are experiencing an increase in extreme heat, floods and other natural disasters each year due to global warming and climate change. Read More

What Our “State of the Air” Report Reveals About How Wildfires Are Worsening Air Quality

As we enter Wildfire Awareness Month, we take a closer look at the dangerous trend toward more frequent and intense spikes in particle pollution levels due to wildfires. Read More

Celebrating Another EPA Step to Clean Up the Air: Rules to Limit Power Plant Pollution

Adding to a growing list of clean air victories, EPA announced new final rules to clean up power plant pollution on April 25. Read More

Too Hot? How to NOT Trigger Your Asthma

Learn how rising temperatures affect your asthma symptoms and what you can do to prevent a flare-up. Read More

5 Takeaways from Our 25th Anniversary “State of the Air” Report

Every year for 25 years, the American Lung Association has analyzed data from official air quality monitors to compile the “State of the Air” report. Read More

Safer Spring Cleaning Practices for Healthy Lungs and a Clean Home

Spring is here! And with it comes “spring cleaning season” — a time to declutter, organize and give everything a good scrub. Read More

Rising to the Challenge: Caring for Patients During Climate Disasters

As a primary care doctor, I’m alarmed by how unprepared I was to care for my patients when wildfire smoke inundated New York City (NYC) last summer. Read More

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Detroit, MI | May 29, 2024