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Email your lawmaker to support the Family Asthma Act using the American Lung Association template.
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Johns Hopkins experts weigh in on pressing questions about health and safety indoors - from tap water contaminants to fungus to mites, there are certain things in your house that may be detrimental to your health.
Read here to learn more and find tips on controlling these common problems.
Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos joins the 'On The Record' podcast to discuss some lesser-known causes of air pollution that come from inside your home.
Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos calls to action Maryland policymakers to advocate for air quality standards for heating, cooling, ventilation, and water heater systems. NOx pollution can come from within our homes as well as from outside them, and the internal sources above are some of those NOx sources.
Dr. Michelle Eakin and her colleagues from the ATS Tobacco Action Committee recently raised awareness that tobacco companies are using predatory marketing tactics to target LGBTQ+ populations that will lead to higher rates of tobacco use and worse health outcomes.
A recent CDC report found that "11% of 18- to 24-year-olds define themselves as current e-cigarette users." Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos stresses the importance of more research on the long-term effects of electronic cigarettes
When retirees are looking for their next home, they often don't consider air quality, which is a huge factor for good health, especially among the elderly. Dr. Meredith McCormack notes that poor air quality harms more than just your lungs; it can also put you at risk for heart attacks and strokes, and proves more harmful to those with diabetes.
Among high school athletes, heat stroke is the third leading cause of death. This summer, along with being one of the hottest on record, had the added threat of poor air quality. Dr. Panagis Galiatsatos warns that the particulate matter from the wildfire smoke can be so small that it can enter the bloodstream and impact more systems than just your lungs.
The American Lung Association has released their "State of Lung Cancer" report for 2023. Use the link to discover the impact that lung cancer has on your state.
The American Lung Association has released their "State of the Air" report for 2023. Search your state and ZIP code to see how your city measures up against others for High Ozone Days, Particle Pollution, and Groups at Risk. You can also view "Report Cards" on the cleanest cites or the most polluted cities in the country.
The American Lung Association has released their 2023 "State of Tobacco Control" to provide statistics on how tobacco use and secondhand smoke impact health, the ways in which tobacco prevention methods have been implemented and to what degree they've been proven effective, and how your state measures up against others for various tobacco-related variables.
Allergy Capitals has released their 2023 Asthma and Allergy Report. In this edition, you can find information on how to improve your quality of life if you suffer from seasonal allergies, how COVID-19 impacted those with allergies, the annual state allergy ranking, and more.