2019 “State of the Air” Report to be Released on April 24, Reveals Changes to Oklahoma City Air Pollution

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2019 “State of the Air” Report to be Released on April 24, Reveals Changes to Oklahoma City Air Pollution Featured

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OKLAHOMA CITY – On Wednesday, April 24, the American Lung Association will release the results of the 20th annual “State of the Air” report, which reveals Oklahoma City’s air quality has changed since last year’s report.


WHAT: The American Lung Association is releasing the results of its 20th annual “State of the Air” report, including air quality grades of counties and rankings of cities like Oklahoma City as they compare to others nationwide based on ozone pollution and particle pollution.


WHEN: The report will be live online on April 23 at 11:01 p.m. Central Time.


WHY: Millions of Americans live in counties and cities that have unhealthy levels of either ozone (smog) or particle pollution (soot) — two of the most common air pollutants that can cause health impacts such as asthma attacks, heart attacks, respiratory and cardiovascular harm, developmental and reproductive harm, lung cancer and even premature death. The “State of the Air” report highlights whether the air in cities across Oklahoma is safe to breathe, especially for those more vulnerable to the impacts of air pollution – including youth, older adults and those living with lung disease or heart disease. It also identifies major threats to air quality progress, including climate change and proposed federal policy changes.


WHERE: New findings from the “State of the Air” 2019 report will be updated at Lung.org/sota following the launch on April 23 at 11:01 p.m. CT. You can review last year’s report here.


WHO: Health and policy experts are available for embargoed interviews prior to the release day to discuss the report findings, the health impacts of air pollution and actions needed to improve air quality.


HOW: To learn more about the report findings, contact James Martinez at James.Martinez@lung.org or 312-445-2501.



About the American Lung Association
The American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease, through research, education and advocacy. The work of the American Lung Association is focused on four strategic imperatives: to defeat lung cancer; to improve the air we breathe; to reduce the burden of lung disease on individuals and their families; and to eliminate tobacco use and tobacco-related diseases. For more information about the American Lung Association, a holder of the Better Business Bureau Wise Giving Guide Seal, or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNGUSA (1-800-586-4872) or visit: Lung.org.

David Deaton

Digital Editor at Oklahoma Welcome

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