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Every breath you take.

April 29, 2015 - 9:00am
The American Lung Association has been fighting for healthy air since before the Clean Air Act was signed in 1970. Today, we continue to speak up for safeguards that ensure cleaner, healthier air for all Americans.

Chinese babies born during pollution-light Olympics heavier.

April 29, 2015 - 9:00am
Women in the Chinese capital in the final stage of pregnancy during the 2008 Beijing Olympics — when officials strictly controlled air pollution — gave birth to heavier babies than in years when the city was smoggier, a study said Wednesday.

Supreme court orders UK to draw up air pollution cleanup plan.

April 29, 2015 - 9:00am
The UK’s failure to meet EU limits on nitrogen dioxide must be tackled, court rules in a case brought by NGO ClientEarth over government’s failure to act.

Air pollution causes low birth weight, Beijing study shows.

April 29, 2015 - 9:00am
A research study surveyed the birth weights of 83,672 babies born in Beijing after the 2008 Olympics, when the government closed down industry, raised vehicle emissions standards, stopped construction and introduced a license plate rotation to slash the number of vehicles on the road.

Rise of e–waste threatens poor countries – health, environment.

April 29, 2015 - 9:00am
Environmental group BAN Toxics raised the alarm over the reported rise of electronic waste or e-waste levels around the world, stressing this trend is a dangerous threat to human health and environment.

Support the Child Safe Products Act to keep toxic chemicals away from children.

April 29, 2015 - 9:00am
Firefighters put their lives on the line every day, and not just when we fight fires. Saving lives and homes is something we are honored to do, but it always comes at a price.

Don't give e-cigarettes special protection.

April 29, 2015 - 9:00am
Wisconsin should not serve as the testing ground for the health effects of e-cigarettes. Rather, lawmakers should protect public health, support local control and respect the need for further scientific study.

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