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My Story: I’m Very Sensitive to Air Pollution

I didn’t realize I had a problem breathing until I was on a hike in North Georgia and had trouble keeping up with my friends. It took several doctors to figure out what to call my breathing problem. About half of my lungs work, so you can see why I’m very sensitive to air pollution.


News: M&O’s Initiatives Nationally Recognized

The Presidential Task Force on Environmental Health and Safety Risks to Children is recognizing three of M&O’s initiatives as compelling policy actions to be disseminated across the community of practice to raise awareness, share what’s working, and encourage others to adopt similar policies.


News: ALA Responds to EPA Ozone Standard Update, Impact on Public Health

The new standard of 70 parts per billion (ppb) is still not strong enough, but it’s a step in the right direction. “Given the health threats from ozone, greater health protections are clearly needed,” said Harold P. Wimmer, National President and CEO of the American Lung Association.


Media: Director’s LTE in the Macon Telegraph

Critics of the CPP mistakenly argue that the federal government is overreaching. But in reality, the CPP offers a flexible framework that allows Georgia to develop a tailored plan. To maximize health benefits, Georgia should take steps now to protect the health of our residents.

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