The American Lung Association is hosting a Twitter party to discuss the impact of air pollution on children’s health; how air quality and lung disease are closely related; and what steps parents should take to ensure the Clean Air Act remains a vital public health protection for generations to come.
WHEN: Wednesday, February 8, 2012, at 2 to 3 p.m. (EST)
- Paul Billings, Vice President of National Policy and Advocacy, American Lung Association
- Peter Iwanowicz, Director of the Healthy Air Campaign, American Lung Association
- Janice Nolen, Assistant Vice President of National Policy and Advocacy, American Lung Association
WHY: Continued attacks by some in Congress to weaken the Clean Air Act have become a serious threat to public health. The latest example is set to play out during a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee meeting currently scheduled for Wednesday, February 8 at 10:00 a.m. (EST). The committee is expected to explore avenues to weaken, block or delay the life-saving benefits of the Power Plant Mercury and Air Toxics Standards.
HOW: The American Lung Association will tweet live updates from Capitol Hill using the hastag #FightingforAir. Participants’ healthy air questions will be answered by American Lung Association experts. A raffle featuring prizes from the Lung Association’s online merchandise store will be awarded to select Twitter party participants.