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Saluting Our Priceless Volunteers

April 7- 13 is National Volunteer Week. We would like to take this opportunity to thank all of our volunteers for their contributions to the American Lung Association. As the oldest voluntary health organization in the country, we have a long heritage of working with volunteers. We were founded by volunteers, including our first president, the famous Dr. Edward Livingston Trudeau, and for 115 years active and engaged volunteers have been the American Lung Association’s greatest asset. Source…

‘State of the Air 2019’ Finds Pollution Levels Rising in Many Areas

The American Lung Association’s 2019 “State of the Air” report finds that air quality in much of the nation got worse in 2015-2017. More cities had more days of high ozone and spikes in short-term particle pollution compared to last year’s report. Many cities also measured increased levels of year-round particle pollution. More people suffered from polluted air, too: the number of people living in counties that had unhealthy air increased to nearly 141.1 million from the previous report—that’s over 7 million more Americans exposed to unhealthy air than in last year’s report. Source…