“The health evidence is clear: Addressing the climate crisis is urgent. Our research indicates that climate change is directly impacting people with seasonal allergies and asthma due to longer and more intense allergy seasons. For those who have allergic asthma, seasonal allergies can be a trigger for allergic asthma. Asthma can be fatal. Over ten people die each day from asthma in the United States. This proposal from the EPA moves boldly to reduce climate pollution and is a step toward cleaner, safer air for everyone. AAFA supports this effort that will have a positive impact on clean air and climate change. We believe these standards will improve the health and well-being of people with asthma and allergies and all people in the United States.”

Kenneth Mendez, President & CEO, Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America, Arlington, Virginia