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American Lung Association's 25th Annual 'State of the Air' Report Report’

Updated: May 13

American Lung Association

CHICAGO – (April 24, 2024) – Today, the American Lung Association released the 2024 “State of the Air” report, which reveals how many people in the U.S. are living in areas with unhealthy levels of ozone and particle pollution, changes in the air quality since last year’s report and the impact air pollution has on health.

WHAT: The American Lung Association is releasing the results of its 2024 “State of the Air” report, an annual air quality “report card” that tracks exposure nationwide to unhealthful levels of ozone and particle pollution. The report also ranks the most polluted and cleanest U.S. cities for air quality.

WHERE: New findings from the “State of the Air” report are live on

WHO: The following people are available for media interviews on report findings and health impacts of air pollution:

● Medical experts in the fields of lung health and environmental health Dr. Cedric “Jamie” Rutland

o Dr. Stephanie Lovinsky-Desir (MD, MS)

o Dr. David Cooke (MD, FACS) ● Erica’s Story

o Erica Davis Crump, New Mexico: She has asthma and has a terrible time when the air quality is bad. Here is her full story: Stuck Inside: How Particle Pollution Can Trap Someone with Asthma | American Lung Association

WHY: The new report from the American Lung Association will reveal how many people are living with and breathing polluted air, placing their health and lives at risk.

In this report, find out:

● If the air quality in your area is unhealthy to breathe;

● Information about the burden of air pollution on communities of color;

● Information about populations facing greater health risks from air pollution, including

pregnant people, older adults, children, and people with lung disease; and

● What steps the nation must take to make progress toward cleaner, healthier air and address

climate change.


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