American Lung Association
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — “Sue and settle” is the ominous phrase that has been attached to cases where an environmental organization sues a federal agency, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, and then settles the matter without going through a full-blown trial.
As parents, Montanans and health professionals, we want our state to have a healthy future. We want our children to get the support and care they need. We want to protect them from climate change, which is one of the most significant public health challenges of our time.
Summers in Montana are pretty magical, with plenty of sunny days and blue skies to enjoy hiking, camping, fishing and other outdoor activities. But, in recent years, summer also means more wildfires. In many parts of the state, people have had to contend with a few smoky days, or even smoky …
CASPER, Wyo. — Casper and Cheyenne have some of the cleanest air in the country, and Sublette County is among the most polluted counties, according to a study by the American Lung Association.
HELENA — The American Lung Association is ranking three Montana counties as having some of the worst air quality in the nation with regards to particulates on a 24-hour basis.
After practicing family medicine for 30 years, I had to step back from my clinical practice in order to better serve patients and our community. It became clear to me that we need to address the true causes of our diseases. One of the most dangerous threats to current and future generations …
When the dustup over air quality regulations ended Friday, there were wide cowboy smiles from one end of the Montana Stockgrowers Convention to the other.
The Obama Administration is poised to make a long overdue change to an important air quality standard for fine particulate matter, or soot.
With daily exposure of environmental toxins and pollutants, all of us face a variety of risks to our health as we go about normal activities. Some risks are simply unavoidable, and some we have the opportunity to make informed choices about and avoid. Indoor air pollution is one risk that yo…
Children with asthma are frequent visitors to hospitals and can become severely ill and even die from complications of the disease.
Think fast: What is the most deadly cancer that affects women?
HELENA -- Montana took steps forward in some areas, but fell short in others to protect children and curb tobacco-related disease in 2011 according to the American Lung Association's State of Tobacco Control 2012 report.
Health advocates across America are applauding the new Mercury and Air Toxics Standards for power plants.
The American Lung Association will have its coughing baby carriage in town today at 10 a.m. near the Good Earth Market to stand up for the Clean Air Act.
It’s disappointing when our leaders put special interests ahead of common sense. But it’s truly disturbing when they put those interests ahead of human life.
U.S. Rep. Denny Rehberg recently proposed an amendment to the agriculture budget bill that would have required the Food and Drug Administration to use only “hard science” in making decisions and not “such factors as cost and consumer behavior.” The Washington Post on June 1 quoted Rehberg sa…
Last week 100 teens from across Montana converged on the Carroll College campus in Helena for the Sixth Annual reACT Teen Summit. There won’t be another gathering of teens involved in tobacco use prevention policy next year or the year after.
Clean air is essential for our day-to-day well-being, long-term health and the health of the environment we depend on. Each of us breathes around 3,000 gallons of air each day. We could go days without food and water, but without air, we'd only last a few minutes. Air is vital to life, and b…
As a physician and resident of Montana, I was pleased when in 2002, 65 percent of voters said they wanted the tobacco settlement funds to be used for tobacco prevention. That was also a time when the Legislature was facing a budget deficit, but the majority of our state residents recognized …
CASPER, Wyo. — Low cigarettes taxes and few restrictions on public smoking earned Wyoming poor marks in an American Lung Association report released this week.