Healthy Outdoor Air

Healthy Indoor Air | Healthy Outdoor Air | Healthy Children | Healthy Adults

Every day the American Lung Association and its supporters fight for clean and healthy outdoor air for all Americans.

On the local, state, and national levels, we fight to clean up heavy polluters like dirty power plants and old diesel fleets. We work for tougher laws and regulations to close loopholes and respond to new science on pollution.

We work to make sure both polluters and the government follow the laws that protect the air we breathe. We lead the fight to get safer limits on the amount of pollution allowed in the air.

We arm people with the knowledge to understand what’s in the air they breathe and what needs to be done to make it better. Our annual State of the Air report tells you how dirty or how clean the air is in your community.  And there's so much more...

We've made extraordinary progress, but air pollution is still an ever-present health threat.

Poor air quality can worsen asthma and cause heart attacks. Protect yourself: find out the air quality in your community at

Support stronger ozone limits to make the air outside safer for our kids.

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Read Chandra's Story

"Never did we think asthma would steal our son’s life. "

Read Rex's Story

"...cleaner air will help Rex live a healthier life..."

Read Carlene's Story

"Congress should make no further delay in cleaning up toxic coal plants."

Read Angela's Story

"You cannot put a price tag on someone's life. People are priceless..."

Read Skylar's Story

"When air quality warnings spike, Skylar knows to prepare for a rough day."

Read Dawn's Story

"Together, we're doing our best to fight for clean air... no one fights alone."

Read Vickie's Story

"There are a lot of chemicals in the air..."

Read Jake's Story

"No parent should watch their child suffer from an asthma attack."