Tag: American Lung Association


Report: Health benefits of stronger air pollution standards in Richmond

A new report from the American Thoracic Society and Marron Institute of Urban Management at NYU looks at the air that families in the Richmond area breathe.


American Lung Association applauds McAuliffe action on carbon emissions

The American Lung Association is on board with Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s push to reduce carbon pollution from Virginia power plants.


Poll: Support for limits on methane emissions to protect health

New polling data released by the American Lung Association today shows broad support among registered voters for stricter air pollution standards.


Jennifer Kaufer: Virginia leaders voted to delay health protections for kids

The Clean Power Plan is an opportunity for Virginia to reduce carbon emissions and protect public health.


Letter: American Lung Association backs EPA Clean Power Plan

Breathing healthy air is essential to life. That’s why the American Lung Association in Virginia welcomes the Clean Power Plan and wants to thank Senators Warner and Kaine for standing up for clean breathing air for Virginia’s nearly 164,000 children with asthma and the 1.1 million older adults who live in the state by supporting EPA’s new carbon pollution standard.

Earth Talk: Threats to air quality

The main threats to local air quality across the United States (as well as most everywhere else) remain smog and particulate pollution, which combined or acting alone trigger millions of hospital visits and health complications for citizens every year.

Carbon pollution limits can help save lives, improve health

It isn’t enough for physicians to educate patients about the health risks of air pollution, and for parents to keep their children with asthma indoors on bad air days. We must reduce pollution before it takes a further toll on our children and families.

Earth Talk: Mobile apps for environmental stewardship

Not surprisingly, there are thousands of green apps out there that make it easier for people to find and share information to help us all become better stewards of the natural environment.