Healthy Air Campaign

We advocate for strong policies to clean up air pollution and curb climate change.

Imagine a future where every child has clean, safe air to breathe. The United States has made great progress in cleaning up air pollution thanks to strong clean air laws. But too many communities still have dangerous levels of pollution in the air they breathe, putting kids at risk of asthma attacks and long-term lung damage. And climate change is creating unprecedented challenges for air quality. We all need to push for policies in Washington, DC that curb climate change and achieve clean air for all.

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Call on your leaders now to ensure healthy air for all to breathe.

The burning of fossil fuels – including natural gas – emits harmful air pollution like volatile organic compounds which can cause cancer, irritate the eyes, nose and throat, cause difficulty breathing and damage to organs. Oil and gas production also releases methane – a powerful greenhouse gas that is fueling climate change.

About the Healthy Air Campaign

We advocate for strong federal laws and policies to slash air pollution and address climate change.
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Events & Initiatives

Recent virtual events highlight the intersection of climate, health and equity, including the 50th anniversary of the Clean Air Act.
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Policy Resources

Backgrounders and factsheets on healthy air policy issues, like cleaner cars standards, sound science in policymaking, and the Clean Air Act.
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Healthy Air News

Read the latest posts about healthy air on the EACH Breath Blog.
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Electric School Buses: Make the Switch

Electrifying school buses means cleaner air for children. We’re urging Congress to invest so school districts can make the switch from diesel to zero-emission electric power.
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Air Quality & Health Impacts of Wildfire and Prescribed Burning

This report finds that wildfire activity is predicted to increase in the decades ahead, and prescribed burning can be used to mitigate the negative air quality, health, and safety impacts of large-scale wildfires.
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Share Your Story

Do you or a loved one have asthma, COPD, or another disease that puts you at risk? Do you have trouble breathing when you bike outside on smoggy days? Tell us about it and help our nation’s leaders understand why healthy air is so important.

More Clean Air Resources from the Lung Association

Learn about Air Pollution and Climate Change

How does air pollution impact the lungs? Why is climate change a health threat? Get the facts with our science-based information on clean air.
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Stand Up For Clean Air

Ready to reduce your contributions to air pollution and climate change, and spread the word? Our actions can add up to a big collective difference. Take the pledge to Stand Up For Clean Air.
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State of the Air

How does the quality of the air you breathe impact your health? Who is most at risk from air pollution? Find out in our annual “State of the Air” report.
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Health Impacts of Combustion in Homes

Burning wood, gas and other fossil fuels for cooking and heating pollutes the air in homes and contributes to outdoor air pollution and climate change. This comprehensive evidence review details the problem.
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Page last updated: November 17, 2022

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