According to the American Lung Association's 2013 "State of the Air," Cook County gets an "F."
This week, the American Lung Association released its 2013 "State of the Air" report card and Cook County received an "F." Lake County also received an "F" but the other Chicago area collar counties (McHenry, Kane, DuPage and Will) all received B's. On Monday, the Sierra Club, along with a coalition of other organizations, will be speaking to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) at a hearing in Chicago to support the EPA's proposed "Tier 3" tailpipe standards to reduce the amount of sulfur in gasoline. Public comment The public hearing will be held at 10 a.m. in LaSalle Ballroom 2 of the Doubletree Magnificent Mile, in Chicago. There will be a pre-event rally and group photo at 9:30 a.m. Residents can also submit comment to the EPA …
Flu vaccination is recommended as the first line of defense, coupled with preventative actions such as frequent hand-washing and staying home when you're sick.
Sunday, January 13
Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by the American Lung Association. Influenza activity continues to increase in the United States, with most of the country now experiencing high levels of influenza-like-illness, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) weekly flu report. The American Lung Association strongly recommends that consumers protect themselves by getting a flu vaccine and taking preventive action to stop the spread of germs. Those who do get severely ill, especially people in high risk groups, should seek antiviral treatment as soon as possible. “We can’t emphasize enough how important it is and how easy it is to provide your family with as much protection as possible by getting …