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Clean Air Month -- May 1995

The American Lung Association (ALA) sponsors National Clean Air Month each May to educate the public about the relation between clean air and respiratory health. This year's theme is "Helping Kids Breathe Easier."

Air pollution is an important contributor to lung disease, the third leading cause of death in the United States. ALA is committed to decreasing lung disease in children by emphasizing the importance of reducing air pollution. ALA recommends that persons drive less, support state and local clean air regulations, make their homes and workplaces smoke-free, and test them for harmful pollutants (e.g., radon and carbon monoxide).

Efforts planned by local lung associations throughout the country for Clean Air Month include Clean Commute Days and Clean Air Challenge cycling and walking fundraising events. This issue of MMWR includes a report that provides estimates of the number of children potentially at risk from ozone air pollution.

Additional information about Clean Air Month and related activities is available from local ALA offices (telephone {800} 586-4872) or from the national office (1740 Broadway, New York, NY 10019-4374; telephone {212} 315-8700).

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