The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) joined Moms Clean Air Force on July 11, 2018, to raise awareness about the health impacts of climate change.
The Play-In for Climate Action was held on the National Mall. Hundreds of parents and their children from across the U.S. participated in the event to draw attention to the harmful effects of air pollution. Studies show that air pollution can worsen asthma symptoms. Climate change also creates longer and heavier pollen seasons.
At the event, AAFA hosted a booth with educational activities to teach kids about asthma and air pollution. The event also had music, family-friendly activities and guest speakers supporting climate action.
In 2017, the House of Representatives passed the Ozone Standards Implementation Act (H.R. 806). This bill would weaken the Clean Air Act, increasing asthma rates, especially among children and the elderly. The bill is now waiting on a Senate vote.
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