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Know the truth about ozone pollution: Voters support stricter standards

For far too long, millions of Americans have been living with a weak and outdated standard. In a new nationwide, bipartisan survey conducted by the American Lung Association, an overwhelming 68 percent of voters support stricter ozone standards that will protect public health.

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Media Statement: EPA’s new standards to reduce unsafe ozone must be more protective

Thousands of peer-reviewed medical studies show that breathing ozone pollution is dangerous to human health. The EPA review shows harm is occurring at levels far below what is currently considered “safe.”

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Media Coverage: North Carolina paper publishes a letter from an M&O supporter

When the smog level is over the EPA’s limit, we get an air quality alert, and people like me with lung disease know that they should exercise indoors that day. Right now, that limit on ozone is out of date. That means there may be days when it’s unhealthy to breathe outdoors that we never even hear about.

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My Story: Cutting Carbon Emissions will Help Me and Others Living with Asthma

Growing up in Metropolitan Atlanta, the air quality reports and indices were integral to my daily life, especially during the summer. My mom would watch the news every morning to hear the smog report and if the air quality was bad for that day, I was not allowed to go outside and play.

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Blog: Why working for the Weather Channel & volunteering with M&O is a good fit

Since I work for the Weather Channel here in Atlanta, it made sense to find a volunteer opportunity that fit in with my already existing passion for weather and all it encompasses. I also think people need to be more proactive in curbing man-made changes to our own environment.

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View M&O’s new video – Celebrating 10 Years!

In 2004 Laura Seydel and Stephanie Blank, two moms concerned about the air their children were breathing, joined forces to do something about it. Determined to lead citizens into taking action, they started Mothers & Others for Clean Air, a program of the American Lung Association of the Southeast.

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