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  • Purple banner with two cartoon lungs smiling, with text that reads Happy Lungs, Happy Valentine
    February 12, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    You’ve cleaned the house, spritzed with perfume, lit candles, and built a roaring fire - you’re all set for a romantic Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart, right? Think again! You might be surprised to learn that all of the above - and lots more - can cause indoor air pollution in your home.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • Doctor and patient looking at x-ray Are There Environmental or Health Factors that Can Cause Lung Cancer?
    January 24, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    Lung cancer is caused when cells in the lung mutate or change. Researchers have spent decades trying to understand what causes these cells to mutate. Most lung cancers are caused when someone repeatedly breathes in toxic substances. However, for some people, the cause of their lung cancer is never known.
  • man and woman standing in front of a house So Your Home Has High Radon Levels. Now What?
    January 14, 2019  |  Editorial Staff
    You’ve tested your home for radon as we keep urging you to, and, surprise! You discover your levels are dangerously high. Now what? First, relax: you’re not alone. One in 15 homes across the country tests positive for dangerous levels of radon, an invisible, odorless gas that causes lung cancer.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • View of an empty living room Do You Know Your Radon Levels?
    October 16, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    It’s hard to be choosy about where to live when you’re in need of an affordable rental - especially if you’re on a student budget and need a place fast.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • Dark, spooky looking house backlit by purple and grey clouds Enter if You Dare: 6 Spooky Things Lurking Inside Your Home
    October 9, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Ghosts and ghouls, monsters and witches—Halloween is the time to celebrate all things that go bump in the night. But what if there’s something even scarier living inside your home? Indoor air pollutants can put your health at risk, regardless of the season.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • Cars in traffic To Protect Marylanders' Health, Defend Clean Car Standards
    September 14, 2018  |  Dr. Panagis Galiatsos
    The latest threat to our health is the effort to roll back federal clean car standards that limit vehicle pollution. Read why this Maryland physician is asking leaders to fight back.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
  • Red carriage in front of smoke stacks Tell EPA: Protect Science to Protect Health
    July 31, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Science is under attack and so are pollution limits that protect our health. EPA is knowingly trying to limit the science the agency can use in order to protect industry profits, at the expense of Americans' health.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Science,
  • Shark Sharks Need Oxygen Too
    July 24, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    One thing you might not know about sharks is that, like humans, they need oxygen to stay alive. And, like humans, what they breathe is under threat from the same, growing concern.
  • Cover image for American Lung Association's State of the Air report with family flying kite. 'State of the Air': Most Polluted Cities, Then and Now
    April 30, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    For 19 years, the American Lung Association's "State of the Air" report has tracked air quality across America, chronicling our nation's progress in making our air cleaner and healthier. Over the years, the report has celebrated the reduction of harmful air pollution to the Clean Air Act.
    Related Topics:  Healthy Air, Impact,
  • Earth day landscape Earth Day Checklist: 5 Ways You Can Help the Planet and Lung Health by Reducing Air Pollution
    April 20, 2018  |  Editorial Staff
    Clean, healthy air is essential to protecting public health and the environment. Air pollution can trigger asthma attacks, send people to the hospital, shape how kids' lungs develop and can even be deadly. Thanks to safeguards put in place under the Clean Air Act over the last 49 years, our country has made progress in cleaning up and limiting harmful air pollution. But there’s still much work to do before everyone has healthy air to breathe.
    Related Topic:  Healthy Air
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