Navigation Links
New American Lung Association Report Finds 60 Percent of Americans Live in Areas Where Air is Dirty Enough to Endanger Lives
Date:4/29/2009

- 10th Annual State of the Air Report Publishes Local Air Quality Grades Online -

WASHINGTON, April 29 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The 10th annual American Lung Association State of the Air report released today finds that six out of ten Americans -- 186.1 million people -- live in areas where air pollution levels endanger lives.

State of the Air 2009 acknowledges substantial progress against air pollution in many areas of the country, but finds nearly every major city still burdened by air pollution. Despite America's growing "green" movement, the air in many cities became dirtier. The State of the Air report, found at www.stateoftheair.org, includes a national air quality "report card" that assigns A-F grades to communities across the country. The report also ranks cities and counties most affected by the three most widespread types of pollution (ozone--or smog, annual particle pollution, and 24-hour particle pollution levels) and details trends for 900 counties over the past decade.

"This should be a wakeup call. We know that air pollution is a major threat to human health," said Stephen J. Nolan, American Lung Association National Board Chair. "When 60 percent of Americans are left breathing air dirty enough to send people to the emergency room, to shape how kids' lungs develop, and to kill, air pollution remains a serious problem."

The report finds that air pollution hovers at unhealthy levels in almost every major city, threatening people's ability to breathe and placing lives at risk. Some of the biggest sources of air pollution, including dirty power plants, dirty diesel engines and ocean-going vessels, also worsen global warming.

"The more we learn, the more urgent it becomes for us to take decisi
'/>"/>

SOURCE American Lung Association
Copyright©2009 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7

Related medicine news :

1. Many Older Americans Have Active Sex Lives
2. Despite grumbling, most Americans say they are happy at work
3. Record Number of Americans Lack Health Insurance
4. Longaberger Expands Horizon of Hope Campaign to Build Support for American Cancer Societys Breast Cancer Initiatives
5. AUDIO from Medialink and Pfizer: Number of Uninsured Americans Grows to 47 Million
6. New Survey Shows Americans are Still Concerned About Food Safety, Yet Still Not Smart About What They Like to Eat
7. Novo Nordisk Appoints New Leader of North American Business
8. Amid Improving Life Expectancy Rates, Risk of Premature Death is Still Significant for Americans, New Study Shows
9. Primary biliary cirrhosis more severe in African-American and Hispanic patients
10. AOA President Calls on Congress to Reauthorize SCHIP and Take Action to Ensure Health Care Coverage for All Americans
11. American Chemical Societys Weekly Presspac -- Sept. 5, 2007
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:8/20/2014)... What to Do Now for UDI:, Don’t ... Market, **FDAnews Webinar**, Sept. 11, 2014 — 1:30 p.m. ... and other buyers of devices lose $5 billion or ... , Complying with the FDA’s deadlines is important, but ... as soon as possible. If devicemakers don’t, they’ll ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... August 20, 2014 The elegant bamboo ... can upgrade their houses in an environmentally conscious way ... of solid materials and have an aluminum oxide finish ... well suited for high-traffic areas. , Recently, the company ... woven bamboo floorings . These fresh items are specially ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Wood River, Il (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 ... of the allopathic medical world that chiropractic adjustments are ... artery dissection, and this is why they do not ... and the more educated medical doctors do refer to ... the truth. However a statement regarding new research has ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... Recently, Skmen.com, an outstanding company in the garment ... dresses . In addition to this, the company has also ... of them are available at low rates, up to 30 ... and quality. Its beautiful bohemian outfits are available in many ... Owing to its top quality clothes, reasonable prices and sincere ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... LunaDress, a popular supplier of fashionable ... ladies, is now providing a discount of up to ... company’s cheap white prom outfits are available in different ... outfits. , There are over 400 cheap white ... the special offer is valid until August 29, 2014. ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:FDAnews Announces — What to Do Now for UDI: Don’t Lose Your Customers by Getting Locked Out of the Market Webinar, Sept. 9, 2014 2Health News:FDAnews Announces — What to Do Now for UDI: Don’t Lose Your Customers by Getting Locked Out of the Market Webinar, Sept. 9, 2014 3Health News:FDAnews Announces — What to Do Now for UDI: Don’t Lose Your Customers by Getting Locked Out of the Market Webinar, Sept. 9, 2014 4Health News:BambooIndustry.com Announces Up To 30% Discount On Its New Click Strand Woven Bamboo Floorings 2Health News:Is It True That the Chiropractor Can Cause a Stroke? Dr. Harbison of AlignLife Wood River Speaks Up 2Health News:Is It True That the Chiropractor Can Cause a Stroke? Dr. Harbison of AlignLife Wood River Speaks Up 3Health News:Is It True That the Chiropractor Can Cause a Stroke? Dr. Harbison of AlignLife Wood River Speaks Up 4Health News:2014 Bohemian Dresses Now for Sale at Skmen.com 2Health News:Popular Supplier LunaDress Providing an Exclusive Assortment of White Prom Dresses at a Discount of Up to 67% 2
... ... have come together in a new format from Einstein Medical. A completely ... to create and support a rapidly evolving category: non-insurance reimbursed medicine. All ... practice, converting new patients, keeping existing patients, and better patient care. The ...
... Dr. ... announces the ten-year anniversary of his involvement with the Smiles for Life program. This annual ... to charities. , ... New York (Vocus) April 10, 2010 -- A dentist in a small community in upstate ...
... ... Dr. Jeffrey Raval has pioneered a new process to make the injections in this liquid ... that the FDA approved in 2009. , ... Denver, Colo. (PRWEB) April 10, 2010 -- As an injector trainer, one of ...
... ... ... Arizona School of Health Sciences (ATSU-ASHS) held its spring commencement ceremony for four ... earned a master of science or doctoral degree in Human Movement, Physician Assistant Studies, Audiology, ...
... guesswork, researchers say , FRIDAY, April 9 (HealthDay News) -- ... the vaccines contained both strains of influenza B instead of ... "Adding a second influenza B virus strain to the seasonal ... strain selection and help improve the vaccine,s ability to prevent ...
... , ... developer for his own use, this hand polished and sculpted mouse pad is now available ... functional addition to any desktop. , ... (PRWEB) April 9, 2010 -- Dxtra Announces the availability of the world,s only solid ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:LASIK Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons, Cosmetic Dentists and other Cash Paid Medical Specialists Brought Together for Groundbreaking Webinar Series 2Health News:LASIK Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons, Cosmetic Dentists and other Cash Paid Medical Specialists Brought Together for Groundbreaking Webinar Series 3Health News:LASIK Surgeons, Plastic Surgeons, Cosmetic Dentists and other Cash Paid Medical Specialists Brought Together for Groundbreaking Webinar Series 4Health News:Ballston Lake Cosmetic Dentist Excited about 10th Year Participating in Smiles for Life Program 2Health News:Ballston Lake Cosmetic Dentist Excited about 10th Year Participating in Smiles for Life Program 3Health News:Dr. Jeffrey Raval Pioneers New Method for Filler Facelifts 2Health News:Dr. Jeffrey Raval Pioneers New Method for Filler Facelifts 3Health News:ATSU –ASHS Holds Spring Commencement Ceremony 2Health News:Flu Vaccine With Both B Strains May Offer Better Protection 2
(Date:8/19/2014)... NASHVILLE, Tenn. , Aug. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... to provide its patient experience technology to ... Health. Under the five-year agreement, CarePoint Health will ... of Bayonne Medical Center, Christ Hospital and Hoboken ... platform offers a range of software solutions to ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... BIRMINGHAM, Ala. , Aug. 19, 2014  The Alabama ... re-affirmed that patients can sue drug makers who mislead doctors ... cause harmful side‑effects.  The case is Weeks v. Wyeth, and ... drug makers in that same case last year. Heninger Garrison ... represent the patient in the case, Danny Weeks ...
(Date:8/19/2014)... , Aug. 19, 2014 Talyst, a ... be exhibiting at the 2014 NPPA Summer Conference in ... will be showcasing its 340B software products and services. ... 340B splitting solutions, supplying over 400 customers with a ... of 340B solutions including its latest solution, AutoSplit® Contract ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:Lincor Announces Agreement With CarePoint Health For State-Of-The-Art Patient Engagement Technology 2Heninger Garrison Davis Clients To Get Their Day in Court Against Brand Drug Companies 2Heninger Garrison Davis Clients To Get Their Day in Court Against Brand Drug Companies 3Heninger Garrison Davis Clients To Get Their Day in Court Against Brand Drug Companies 4Talyst Exhibits at the NPPA Summer Conference 2
... 24 NacTel (North Atlantic Communications), a leading ... successfully installed and integrated a new state-of-the-art customer ... one of the fastest growing durable medical equipment ... sophisticated feature set to serve its customers, and ...
... Inc. and Cedarlane today announced that they have entered ... distribute high value reagent proteins produced by Pfenex to ... products initially distributed will be vaccine carrier proteins such ... related growth factors including G-CSF and Interferon beta 1-b. ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Drive Medical Equipment Chooses NacTel with ShoreTel as its Critical Communications Provider 2Drive Medical Equipment Chooses NacTel with ShoreTel as its Critical Communications Provider 3Drive Medical Equipment Chooses NacTel with ShoreTel as its Critical Communications Provider 4Pfenex Inc. Establishes Reagent Protein Distribution Agreement With Cedarlane Corporation 2
... Laboratories is a national reference laboratory and ... and development. ARUP offers an extensive test ... tests in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned ... clients include more than half of the ...
... is a national reference laboratory and a ... development. ARUP offers an extensive test menu ... in clinical and anatomic pathology. Owned by ... include more than half of the nation's ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
... national reference laboratory and a worldwide leader ... offers an extensive test menu of highly ... and anatomic pathology. Owned by the University ... than half of the nation's university teaching ...
Medicine Products: