Fighting For Air With The American Lung Association

For nearly half of our history, the American Lung Association has battled air pollution. We fight because dirty air harms our health and can threaten life itself. Most recently, we fought successfully to clean up diesel fuel and engines and to require the clean up of coal-fired power plants. But our record begins much farther back. Now in our second century, the American Lung Association leads the way to save lives, improve lung health and prevent lung disease. The American Lung Association is fighting for air through research, education and advocacy.

Listen: The American Lung Association’s fight for air.

Click on a link below to learn more about our fight.

Our Story — See how our work all began

What we do — How the Lung Association fights for air

Clean Air Timeline — A chronology of our work

FACT: People who work or exercise outside face increased risk from the effects of air pollution.

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