YEAR OF AIR POLLUTION & HEALTH 2019
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"
May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, and this month during the Year of Air Pollution & Health the focus is on how climate change impacts individuals with asthma and allergies. Worsening air quality and longer, more potent allergy seasons due to climate change threatens everyone's health, but those with asthma and allergies are at even greater risk.
Events in May
- May 23 at 4:30 p.m. ET: "Asthma & Climate Change: Tips All People with Asthma Should Know" webinar
The American Lung Association is pleased to host an online learning opportunity for patients with asthma and their caregivers to learn more about outdoor air quality, climate change and the impacts on asthma. Register here
- May 30: Webinar on the respiratory impacts of climate change for health professionals
The American Lung Association is hosting a webinar specifically for public health and environmental health professionals on the wide range of respiratory health impacts of climate change, with important information to share with people in their communities. Please feel free to join this webinar to hear from experts on these impacts, which include: increased air pollution; longer, more intense pollen seasons; extreme weather; and the challenges of evacuation and relocation. Register here
What Can You Do to Help Protect Healthy Air for All?
Learn More: Resources for this Month
From the American Lung Association
From the Allergy & Asthma Network
From the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
From Climate For Health
Year At-A-Glance Calendar
View and share our monthly topics in the Year of Air Pollution & Health. Download PDF
Official Year of Air Pollution & Health Partner Organizations
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].