Year of Air Pollution & Health | American Lung Association

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What Is the Year of Air Pollution & Health?

We are taking a full year to celebrate progress in reducing pollution in the air we breathe and highlight remaining obstacles to healthy air for all. Each month, we will spotlight the lifesaving importance of healthy air, focusing on different themes such as how air pollution harms health, who is at risk and ways to take action to protect our communities—especially in light of the challenge of climate change.

View previous months' themes:

April: "State of the Air"

April: State of the Air

The more you learn about the air you breathe, the more you can protect your health and take steps to make our air cleaner and healthier. This month, the American Lung Association released its 20th annual "State of the Air" report providing county grades and city rankings on air pollution levels across the country. How is the air in your community? Learn about air quality in your community here!

Events in April

  • National Public Health Week is April 1-7. Learn more.
  • Join us for a "State of the Air" Twitter Storm on Friday, April 26 at 2 p.m. ET using the official hashtag #StateOfTheAir!

What Can You Do to Help Protect Healthy Air forĀ All?

"State of the Air" 2019 shows that climate change is threatening our nation's progress toward achieving healthy air for all. We need national action to clean up power plants, oil and gas operations, and other sources of pollution to address climate change and reduce other emissions that threaten our health at the same time.

Please sign this State of the Air petition to Congress and the Administration urging them to take action on climate change.

Year At-A-Glance Calendar

View and share our monthly topics in the Year of Air Pollution & Health. Download PDF

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Official Year of Air Pollution & Health Partner Organizations

National Partners

Allergy & Asthma Network logoAlliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments logoAmerican Public Health Association logoAsthma and Allergy Foundation of America logoHealth Care Without Harm logoHealth Resources in Action logoMedical Society Consortium on Climate and Health logoNational Association of County and City Health OfficialsPhysicians for Social Responsibility logo

Regional/State/Local Partners

Asthma Coalition of Los Angeles County logoCalifornia Pan-Ethnic Health Network logoCalifornia's American College of Emergency Physicians logoMedical Society of Sonoma County logoMendocino-Lake County Medical SocietyMI Air MI HealthSonoma County Medical Association logo

Partners for April

Children's Environmental Health Network logo

If your health or medical organization is interested in collaborating with the Year of Air Pollution & Health, please send a message with appropriate contact information so we can follow up: [email protected].

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