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Arizona has some of the nation's filthiest air, and it's making our patients sick

July 03, 2024 12:43 PM | AAC (Administrator)

Shared from The Arizona Republic

Arizona decision-makers can no longer delay clean air action.

Our summers are getting hotter and longer, prolonged drought conditions are more common, and we’ve seen the impact of more frequent and intense wildfires.

As health professionals, we’ve seen firsthand that these climate events are worsening air pollution and causing severe health consequences, especially in those with heart and lung diseases and in other vulnerable Arizonans.

The American Lung Association just released its 25th annual “State of the Air” report, which found 84% of Arizona residents live in counties with at least one failing air quality grade.

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Arizona Asthma Coalition

Attn: Andrew Arthur, MD

839 W. Congress St.

Tucson, AZ 85745

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