Air pollution is a danger to lung health, particularly for children, the elderly, people who work or spend time outdoors, and people with heart or lung disease. Individuals can minimize their exposure and contributions to air pollution, but the greatest opportunity for clean air progress is through local, state and national policy change.
Respiratory Health Association has been dedicated to community lung health since 1906, offering programs and services for patients, caregivers and medical professionals that address our community’s lung health needs. Learn how to improve air quality as well as how you can be part of RHA’s efforts to prevent lung disease, promote clean air and help people live better through education, research and policy change.
UNDERSTANDING AIR POLLUTION
CLIMATE CHANGE & RESPIRATORY HEALTH
Climate disruptions pose a serious and increasing threat to people with lung disease and to the general population.
Find resources about radon, the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States.
RHA’S CLEAN AIR INITIATIVES
Our efforts to bring clean air to all include reducing diesel air pollution, increasing clean energy sources and promoting electric vehicle usage.
CLEAN AIR ADVOCACY
You can help enact clean air policies that better protect people living with lung disease and ultimately benefit the environment and everyone who breathes.
CLEAN AIR SUCCESSES
Learn about significant progress that RHA has made towards cleaning up air pollution locally, in Illinois and across the nation.