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Media Coverage: Co-Chair of North Carolina Asthma Alliance says that the Fight for Healthy Air Isn’t Over

Media Coverage: Co-Chair of North Carolina Asthma Alliance says that the Fight for Healthy Air Isn’t Over

The Daily Reflector
May 5, 2015
“Air-quality getting better”
Written by Lisa Johnson
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It’s a relief to see that ozone levels in the Greenville area have improved in this year’s State of the Air report published by the American Lung Association at stateoftheair.org. But that doesn’t mean the fight for healthy air is over. It’s critical that we continue to take steps to improve the air we breathe and reduce the harmful effects caused by breathing ozone pollution.

Someone in nearly every family would benefit from a more protective ozone standard. If you enjoy jogging or exercising outdoors, have asthma, COPD or other lung ailments, or have children or older adults in your family, then ozone pollution is a personal issue that cannot be ignored.

Yet, the present national standard for ozone pollution is woefully out of date and does not protect the health of those who need it most. We’ve made great progress, but we’re not there yet.

Written by Lisa Johnson, Co-Chair of North Carolina Asthma Alliance and M&O supporter