US Climate and Health Alliance

Letter: Save the air


Lance Boucher of the American Lung Association addressed State House legislators on June 1 to discuss why the ALA endorses the Clean Power Plan.Boucher discussed the ALA “2016 State of the Air Report,” which measured the two most widespread air pollutants – ozone and particle pollutants – both dangerous to public health. There are still 52 percent of Americans who live in counties with unhealthy levels of ozone and particle pollution.Ozone is a powerful respiratory irritant that poses serious health threats, especially for those with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Orange ozone days mean that the air quality is unhealthy for young children with developing lungs, older citizens, those with respiratory or cardiovascular disorders and even healthy adults who work or exercise outdoors.

Resource Type
Concord Monitor
Resource URL
June 13, 2016
Organization Type
Health and Human Impact
Respiratory disease
Climate and Environmental Impact
Air pollution
Emission Sources
Conventional energy Energy Conventional
Fossil Fuels
Coal Natural gas
Climate mitigation/GHG reduction
Advocacy US policy Policy United states

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