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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)

WHO: 

  • 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.