2013 Report Card on California's Air Quality To Be Released PR Newswire Apr. 22 14^th annual American Lung Association State of the Air report shows tremendous progress for state, though difficult challenges remain Register now for an embargoed, pre-release press conference call on Tuesday, April 23 – Report to be released on Wednesday, April 24 The American Lung Association in California discusses its 2013 State of the Air report during an embargoed teleconference on Tuesday, April 23 at 11:00 am PT. The discussion includes a national air quality "report card" that assigns letter grades to counties and municipalities across the country for number of days of unhealthy air. The State of the Air report ranks cities and counties most affected by the most WHAT: widespread types of air pollution (ozone—or smog and particle pollution) and details trends for metropolitan areas over the pastdecade. This teleconference specifically will discuss the grades for California as well as additional information on the air quality trends in each region of the state based on fourteen years of data collection for the State of the Air report. The full report will be released to the public on Wednesday, April 24. WHEN: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.(PT) WHO: Jane Warner, President andCEO, American Lung Association in California Janice Nolen, Assistant Vice President, National Policy and Advocacy, American Lung Association Bonnie Holmes-Gen, Senior Director, Policy and Advocacy, American Lung Association in California Larry Greene, Executive Director/Air Pollution Control Officer, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District David Tom Cooke, MD, Assistant Professor, Section Head of General Thoracic Surgery, Division of Cardiothoracic Surgery, University of California, Davis Medical Center and Governing Board Member for the American Lung Association in California Jaxin Woodward, young athlete living with asthma and Youth Ambassador for the American Lung Association in California Embargoed teleconference. Registration is required. Accredited journalists only are WHERE: invited to obtain access information by contacting Maria Bernabe of the American Lung Association in California at firstname.lastname@example.org. Air pollution is a serious health threat to all Californians, with approximately 90 percent of us living in areas with unhealthy air. Air pollution is known to cause and exacerbate lung diseases such WHY: as asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and can even cause early death. California has made tremendous strides in improving the air we breathe, but much still needs to be done. EMBARGO LIFTS: Wednesday, April 24, 2013, at 12:00 a.m.(PT) The full report, regional fact sheets, comparison maps, trend charts in air pollution by metropolitan area and other media materials will be made available at www.lung.org/california on April 24 at 12:00 a.m. (PT) Interested media also may schedule interviews with local experts by contacting us directly. Contact: Maria Bernabe, email@example.com, 310-735-9184 /PRNewswire -- April 22, 2013/ SOURCE American Lung Association in California Website: http://www.lungusa.org/california
2013 Report Card on California's Air Quality To Be Released
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