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Coalition for Clean Air

The Coalition for Clean Air is dedicated to restoring clean, healthful air to California by advocating responsible public health policy, providing technical and educational expertise, and promoting broad-based community involvement.
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523 W. 6th Street, 10th Floor
Los Angeles , CA 90014
Contact Person: Joan Lerner
Phone: 213-630-1192
E-Mail: joan@coalitionforcleanair.org
Website: http://www.coalitionforcleanair.org

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Pollution impacts our communities daily. Although we have worked to combat air pollution for over 30 years, and have achieved many significant victories, the problem remains as important as the day we started our work. Today, over 90 percent of Californians breathe unhealthy air.

Children are at particular risk from the serious health effects of air pollution; their lung development can be compromised, and pollution can cause many respiratory illnesses including severe asthma attacks. Asthma is now the most common childhood disease, the leading reason for school absences, and the most common reason for the hospitalization of children.

For people of all ages, air pollution can cause respiratory problems that include cancer. It can also cause heart disease, according to studies released in 2004 by the American Heart Association. We simply must do more to reduce air pollution and protect public health.

Our environment is also seriously impaired by air pollution. World climate change, the depletion of the ozone layer, and acid rain are all the result of human emissions.

To maximize effectiveness, the Coalition for Clean Air has structured its work into four major programs that we believe are critical to achieving the goal of clean air and protecting California’s public health.

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