In response to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) proposal to maintain the current National Ambient Air Quality Standards for Particulate Matter, Harold P. Wimmer, National President and CEO American Lung Association, issued the following statement:
“The Clean Air Act requires EPA to review the best science and determine what pollution limits are needed to fully protect public health. Instead, EPA has ignored the science and asserted that the harmful air pollution levels we’re breathing are ‘good enough.’ I urge leaders at all levels to join me in asking EPA to strengthen the standards and safeguard Americans’ health.”
About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease through education, advocacy and research. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to champion clean air for all; to improve the quality of life for those with lung disease and their families; and to create a tobacco-free future. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the coveted 4-star rating from Charity Navigator and a Gold-Level GuideStar Member, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.