Let’s ensure clean air for everyone

Letter by Cathy Baiton, printed in The Lethbridge Herald (lethbridge herald.com) – Letters, May 30, 2020 Near the start of the pandemic, my son and I saw a “We are all in this together” sign in the front window of a long-term care residence, on an evening when that neighbourhood’s air was permeated with toxic…

“Scrap wood heaters” – A letter to The Age newspaper from a Northcote resident

This is a video shared recently to the Only Clean Air: Helping to End Wood Smoke Pollution Facebook page; the text of the video is from a letter by Liz Poole that was printed in the June 1/20 edition of The Age newspaper (theage.com.au). “Scrap wood heaters” – Lettter by Liz Poole, printed in The…

We all need to breathe clean air

We all need to breathe clean air   Letter by Cathy Baiton, printed in the Lethbridge Herald (lethbridgeherald.com), April 23, 2020 Thank you to the City of Lethbridge for helping our community respond to the COVID-19 situation. But a vital element is being overlooked: the need for everyone to have equal access to air that…

Will the ALA be a trusted champion of lung health and clean air for all?

Will the American Lung Association’s recent rebranding bring a much-needed shift toward true clean air advocacy? There is a great need for the organization to embark upon effective public education and advocacy efforts directed at: helping to eradicate wood- and pellet-burning pollution in residential/populated areas and helping to protect forests, air quality, and lung health…