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Why You Need Healthy Air

From the Show: Health Radio
Summary: What can you do to protect yourself and your family from pollution?
Air Date: 8/27/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Janice Nolen, Assistant VP, National Policy of the American Lung Association
Janice NolenJanice Nolen directs American Lung Association actions in air quality policy, regulatory advocacy and litigation. Most recently, her work in this area focused on the new national air quality standards for ozone air pollution, and the need to protect public health from climate change.

Part of her work involves producing the Lung Association's annual report card on outdoor air pollution, the "State of the Air." On the indoor air side, Janice currently leads a group of national NGOs and federal agencies working on a strategic national plan to reduce radon exposure and lung cancer risk.
Why You Need Healthy Air
Even though you may think urban areas are more polluted, the truth is pollution is everywhere.

No matter where you live, the quality of the air you breathe impacts you every single day.

Air pollution is the contamination of smoke and harmful gases, like oxides of carbon, sulfur, and nitrogen.

Air pollution can come from numerous sources, such as factories, cars, and smoke; all of which release a wide variety of pollutants affecting air quality.

What can you do to protect yourself and your family from pollution?

Listen in as Assistant Vice President, National Policy of the American Lung Association, Janice Nolen, shares why healthy air is important.

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