Fight Against Asthma by Adopting the Sky!

  • by: Earthjustice
  • recipient: Environmental Protection Agency
The incidence of asthma has risen dramatically in the past 20 years. But, in spite of the alarming statistics, the Environmental Protection Agency ignored the unanimous recommendation of its own scientists as well as many doctors across the U.S. for stronger clean air standards!

The effects of air pollution are reaching the smallest and most fragile Americans. 4.5 million U.S. kids suffer from asthma. 14 million missed school days occur every year because children are too sick to go to school. We can do better. We can adopt the sky.

Tell the Environmental Protection Agency to take responsibility and protect the public’s health. After you sign, you will "adopt" a mile of sky above the U.S.! Your personalized air bubble will appear on the website along with thousands of other people’s bubbles.

Send a letter to the EPA and adopt the sky today – it’s fun, it’s free and it will help clear our skies!

Note: If you don’t see your floating bubble on just yet, check back in a few days - it will be there!

Dear Environmental Protection Agency,

America has a long and proud tradition of protecting its people's health and well-being. The American people have long benefited from the Clean Air Act, which safeguards the nation's air quality from pollution.

Ozone pollution, commonly referred to as smog, is an abundant air pollutant associated with increased asthma rates, difficulty breathing, more emergency room visits and even premature deaths. 4.5 million U.S. children suffer from asthma, 14 million school days are missed each year because asthmatic children are too sick to go to school, and thousands of asthma-related deaths occur every year.

The Environmental Protection Agency should heed the unanimous recommendation of its own scientists, as well as respected medical and health professionals across the country for stronger limits on smog.

I urge the Environmental Protection Agency to adopt ozone health standards at the most protective end of the range as recommended by the Clean Air Scientific Advisory Committee. The EPA has a responsibility to protect the public's health by listening to the recommendations of doctors, scientists, and numerous health and environmental groups calling for more protective limits on smog pollution in our communities.

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