Tagged With "Climate Change"

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Global Climate Change Is a Rapidly Growing Health Emergency

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New research shows that climate change is already a significant public health issue and a looming global health emergency. Its findings, outlined in The Lancet medical journal, demonstrate the various ways climate change is already affecting the health of people across the planet, today.
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Re: Play-In for Climate Action to Bring Attention to the Negative Effects of Poor Air Quality

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The location for the Play-In has changed to t he National Mall at 3rd Street NW and Madison Drive NW.
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Play-In for Climate Action to Bring Attention to the Negative Effects of Poor Air Quality

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On July 11, 2018, moms and their children will host the fifth annual Play-In for Climate Action. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) will join Moms Clean Air Force on the U.S. Capital Grounds in Washington, D.C., to support action against climate change. The family-friendly event will have kids’ activities, music and speakers.
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AAFA to Join Moms Clean Air Force to Call for Action on Climate Change

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You may be familiar with the common affects of climate change: extreme weather, rising sea levels and melting ice caps. But did you know climate change can also make allergies and asthma symptoms worse? On July 13, 2017, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) will join Moms Clean Air Force at Upper Senate Park in Washington, D.C., to support action against climate change. Instead of a sit-in, moms and their children will host their fourth annual Play-In for Climate Action. The...
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AAFA Meets With EPA to Ask for Action on Climate Change

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On June 20, 2017, AAFA met with EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to ask him to clean our air for those impacted by climate change. We presented him with our Declaration on Climate Change and Health . Climate change is a serious threat to our health, especially to the more vulnerable members of the population. Asthma and allergies rates will continue to rise until we take action against climate change.
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Re: AAFA to Join Moms Clean Air Force to Call for Action on Climate Change

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Thank you to everyone who joined us at the event and participated in the Thunderclap! We've shared some photos from the event in our photo album. Here are a couple:
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Hundreds Gather to Send Message to Congress About Climate Change

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On July 13, 2017, Moms Clean Air Force hosted their fourth annual Play-In for Climate Action near the Capitol in Washington, D.C. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation (AAFA) was there to show support.
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10 Health and Medical Organizations Strongly Oppose the Trump Administration’s Plan to Revoke Cleaner Cars Standards

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“This proposal from EPA and NHTSA would dismantle fair, achievable pollution limits with a track record of success, limits that will help protect Americans from the life-threatening health impacts of climate change. The proposal would also preempt the ability of states to protect the health of their residents by curbing greenhouse gas emissions from vehicles. If these vehicle standards are weakened, the nation loses a crucial tool to fight climate change."
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Re: 10 Health and Medical Organizations Strongly Oppose the Trump Administration’s Plan to Revoke Cleaner Cars Standards

Shea ·
I am really upset about these standards for pollution. I just read an article today called " EPA admits new emissions plan could lead to 1,400 premature deaths a year AUG 21, 2018 6:12 PM EDT U.S. BY JASON SILVERSTEIN / CBS NEWS : "A 289-page EPA report released Tuesday provides details on the impact of the Trump administration's Affordable Clean Energy rule, which would reverse Obama-era cuts to power plant carbon pollution. The EPA acknowledges that the proposed plan is expected to...
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Groups Gather to Voice Concerns About Climate Change’s Impact on Health

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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. A...
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Enjoying play time

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Enjoying play time
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AAFA staff at the event

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AAFA staff at the event
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Watching the band

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Watching the band
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Gathering at the Play-In

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Gathering at the Play-In
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Climate Change Takes a Toll on  Asthma and Allergy Health

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Climate change is a major issue for environmental health as well as public health. Warming temperatures contribute to longer and more severe pollen seasons. That makes respiratory diseases worse. So this week, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America joins nearly 20 other organizations in signing a statement called “A Declaration on Climate Change and Health.” The letter is being released at the start of National Public Health Week. It is also World Allergy Week, a week created by the...
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Re: Moms Clean Air Force Play-In for Climate Action

JJA ·
Hey folks, For those in Anaheim, California, I just got this from EPA, which may be of interest: Promoting Access to and Sustainable Financing of In-Home Asthma Environmental Interventions Wednesday, June 27, 2018 8:30 – 9:50 a.m. PDT Avalon A – Hilton Session presenters include — Tracy Washington Enger, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Amanda Reddy, National Center for Healthy Housing Clifford Mitchell, Maryland Department of Health Ashley Fogarty, Rhode Island Department of Health Eric...
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