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Clean Air Week -- May 1993

The American Lung Association (ALA) sponsors Clean Air Week in May each year to educate the public about the importance of clean air to lung health. The theme for this year's campaign is "Clean Air Is Up to You!", emphasizing the role for each person in achieving clean air. Through local Clean Air Week activities during 1993, the ALA will educate the public about practical methods to promote clean air through actions such as decreasing driving and other forms of energy conservation, improving indoor air quality at home and the workplace, and supporting clean air regulations and enforcement in the community.

Local lung associations designate the week for their respective communities to observe as Clean Air Week and will disseminate messages through environmental and health fairs, school presentations, other community events, and the media. Nearly 50 locations in the United States also will participate in the Clean Air Challenge (a pledge-based bicycling event), to raise funds for local clean air programs and other efforts to prevent lung disease. In addition, local lung associations will observe a Clean Commute Day and request that motorists use alternative forms of transportation (e.g., carpools, mass transit, or bicycles).

Additional information about Clean Air Week and related activities is available from local offices of the ALA, which are listed in the white pages of the telephone directory. The address of the national office of the ALA is 1740 Broadway, New York, NY 10019-4374; telephone (212) 315-8700.

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