American Lung Association

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association recently released its 22nd annual ‘State of the Air' report. According to the study, millions of Americans are living with and breathing polluted air. Kevin Stewart is Director of Environmental Health with the organization.

"Despite some nationwide progress on cleaning up air pollution, still more than 40% of Americans live with unhealthy ozone or particle pollution. We've also found that people of color are significantly more likely to breathe pollution than white people."

American Lung Association

The American Lung Association is among the chorus of health officials and organizations urging Americans to get a flu vaccine this year.  


Dr. Payel Gupta is an Asthma Allergist and Immunology Specialist and spokesperson with the American Lung Association. 


“The flu is not just a bad cold, it’s a serious respiratory infection, and I think sometimes people forget how serious it can be.”

She says everyone six months old and older can receive a flu shot.

AMA Releases 21st Annual 'State of the Air' Report

Apr 21, 2020

Georgia’s air quality improved for Ozone and year-round particle pollution. That’s according to the American Lung Association’s 21st Annual State of the Air report.

Clarke County received a ‘C’ for high Ozone days, a ‘B’ when it came to particle pollution.

The Lung Association’s annual air quality “report card” tracks Americans’ exposure to unhealthful levels of particle pollution and ozone during a three-year period. Once again, the report found that nearly half of all Americans were exposed to unhealthy air in 2016-2018.

After years of improving, the air quality in Athens, metro Atlanta’s and other Georgia cities has decreased slightly. That’s according new report from the American Lung Association. The organization’s “2018 State of the Air” report studied ozone and short-term particle pollution from 2014 to 2016.

In Athens, the air quality received a ‘B’ rating when it came to Ozone levels and 24-hour particle pollution. The Classic City also passed the annual particle pollution measure.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development will soon require smoke-free public housing. One national organization is offering help.

HUD’s new rule means all public housing must be smoke-free by July 31, 2018. The American Lung Association in Georgia, with support from the Amerigroup Foundation, will offer quit smoking support for residents.