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2019: Year of Air Pollution & Health

Posted by on May 7th, 2019 Posted in: Chronic Disease, Environmental Health, Public Health, Webinars, Websites
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Each month in 2019, the American Lung Association will spotlight the lifesaving importance of healthy air, focusing on different themes such as how air pollution harms health, who is at risk and ways to take action to protect our communities especially in regards to climate change. May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month so the theme for May is “Asthma, Allergies, and Climate Change”. Worsening air quality and longer, more potent allergy seasons due to climate change threatens everyone’s health, but those with asthma and allergies are at even greater risk.

Two webinars are scheduled, one for the general public and one for healthcare professionals

  • May 23 at 4:30 p.m. ET: “Asthma & Climate Change: Tips All People with Asthma Should Know” webinar
    The American Lung Association is pleased to host an online learning opportunity for patients with asthma and their caregivers to learn more about outdoor air quality, climate change and the impacts on asthma.
  • May 30: Webinar on the respiratory impacts of climate change for health professionals (keep checking website as more information to come)

For more information about these webinars, resources, past and future themes, please visit the American Lung Association’s Healthy Air web page.

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Carolyn Martin is the Outreach and Education Coordinator for the NNLM Region 5. She works with various libraries and community organizations to increase health literacy in their communities.

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