The Los Angeles area remains one of the most polluted in the nation. We know continuously living in poor quality air can irritate your eyes, nose, and throat, cause shortness of breath, aggravate asthma and other respiratory conditions, but we are here to change that.
Freeways are polluting our air and thus our body’s airways. We advocate for the adoption, implementation, and enforcement of regulations and policies governing stationary and mobile sources of harmful emissions.
With our environment in its most fragile state, as it suffers through negative impacts, we feel it as inhabitants. Not only does air quality affect climate change, but climate change can, in turn, contribute to the quality of the air that we breathe. In addition, the increase in wildfire frequencies add another layer of pollution (and danger) to southern California that we must address in a time sensitive manner.
We work together to advance primary and secondary lung disease prevention and interventions, as well as advocate for clean air policies and practices.
Indoor air pollution is one of the world’s largest environmental problems, yet it often goes ignored. 2.6 million people died prematurely in 2016 alone from illness attributable to household air pollution.