American Lung Association

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Apr 21, 2023

Arizona fails again – we need healthier, cleaner air

Arizona needs a fresh direction for cleaner, healthier air.

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Apr 20, 2023

Report: Phoenix again ranks among most polluted; people of color more likely to be exposed

The Phoenix metro area is one of the most ozone-polluted cities in the United States, according to the most recent State of the Air report from the American Lung Association. The report emphasized people of color are especially affected by air pollution and the health issues it can cause.

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Mar 30, 2023

Arizona will fail clean-air standards if other states aren’t ‘good neighbors’

Arizona is doing all it can to improve air quality but will not meet federal standards as long as pollution from other jurisdictions can drift across its borders, the director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality testified Wednesday.

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Jan 27, 2023

Arizona gets failing grades in Lung Association tobacco report card

Arizona lags behind in policies that prevent and reduce tobacco use, according to the American Lung Association’s annual “State of Tobacco Control” report. The state received failing grades in three of five categories and did not improve on any of its grades from last year.

Dec 10, 2021

Arizona voters want clean energy now

 The facts are clear: Arizona is in a climate crisis, and voters believe clean energy and zero-emission transportation are the solution. This message is more pertinent than ever – we cannot continue our fossil fuel dependence. 

Jun 11, 2021

Arizona needs stronger tobacco regulation, reject HB2682

With increased tobacco use in recent years, including 1 in 6 youth in Arizona using e-cigarettes, it’s clear Arizona needs stronger tobacco regulation. We must regulate retailers and hold them accountable. We can’t let an industry with a track record of lying create its own rules. We respectfully urge lawmakers to demand better and reject HB2682.

Apr 24, 2020

We can take steps to improve our air

As the terrible burdens and risks posed by the COVID-19 pandemic have changed everything in our daily lives, we know that our awareness of the importance of lung health is only growing.

Oct 9, 2018

Public health advocates campaign for Prop 127

Public health advocates urged voters Tuesday to support a renewable energy mandate on the November ballot even though not one of them could say how much of a difference it actually would make in ground-level air pollution.

Jun 23, 2014

Not just smokers: Every woman is at risk for lung cancer

Every five minutes, a woman in the United States is diagnosed with lung cancer, including nearly 2,000 this year from Arizona. Half of these women will not be alive a year later, and two-thirds of women diagnosed never smoked or are former smokers. The American Lung Association is racing against the clock to save women’s lives, and to raise awareness of the facts that lung cancer is the number o[...]

Jul 30, 2013

Pro sports franchises give to victims of Yarnell fire

It has been said in sports that winning isn't everything - it's the ONLY thing.

Local officials believe “frisky cows” are one of the culprits behind unusually high readings pf particulate-matter pollution in the city of Maricopa. Large numbers of moving cows kick up large amounts of dust, they say. (Photo courtesy Kazi Haque/City of Maricopa)
Dec 14, 2012

Maricopa City deals with high pollutant levels, as EPA eyes new standards

Everyday life in Maricopa means living with the highest levels of particulate-matter pollution in the state, according to an analysis of Environmental Protection Agency monitor data from 2000 to 2010.

May 7, 2012

Air: What’s in a grade?

Although Maricopa County was assigned a grade of “F” for ozone pollution and a grade of “C” for 24-hour particulate pollution in the American Lung Association’s recently released 2012 State of the Air Report, air quality professionals contend that the simple letter grade doesn’t tell the entire story of the Valley’s air, and that progress has been made during recent years in reducing[...]