Health Professionals to Support Clean & Healthy Air

Letter for Public Health and Medical Professionals Letter to be sent to Elected Officials in Washington

This letter, from public health and medical professionals, will be sent to President Obama, the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives.To sign on please complete all fields below.

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Public Health and Medical Professionals who Support Clean & Healthy Air

Letter for Concerned Public Health and Medical Professionals to be sent to Elected Officials in Washington

Dear President/Senator/Representative, 

As health and medical professionals, we are keenly aware of the health impacts of air pollution. Air pollution is linked to a wide range of health consequences including cancer, asthma attacks, heart attacks and strokes. The Clean Air Act guarantees all Americans, especially the most vulnerable, air that is safe and healthy to breathe. Despite tremendous air pollution reductions, more progress is needed to fulfill this promise. Please support the full implementation and enforcement of the Clean Air Act.

Throughout its four decade history protecting the public from air pollution, the Clean Air Act has enjoyed strong bi-partisan support. The original Clean Air Act and its subsequent amendments received overwhelming votes in Congress. This landmark public health law directed the Environmental Protection Agency to protect health and the environment from air pollution. The result is saved lives and improved quality of life for millions of Americans. But the job is not finished. Communities across the nation still suffer from poor air quality. Low income families face the impacts of toxic air pollution every day. From smog causing asthma attacks to toxic mercury harming children's neurological development, far too many people face a constant threat from the air they breathe and the impacts of climate change.

Please fulfill the promise of clean, healthy air for all Americans to breathe. Support full implementation of the Clean Air Act and resist any efforts to weaken, delay or block progress toward a healthier future for all Americans.

Sincerely,