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EPA AND AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCE NEW ASTHMA RESEARCH STRATEGY

Release Date: 10/30/2002
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Media Advisory

FOR RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 30, 2002

EPA AND AMERICAN LUNG ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCE
NEW ASTHMA RESEARCH STRATEGY
CONTACTS: Steffanie Bell, EPA, 202 564-6976/bell.steffanie@epa.gov
Suzanne Ackerman, EPA, 202 564-7819/ackerman.suzanne@epa.gov



In honor of national Children’s Health Month, EPA Administrator Christie Whitman and John Kirkwood, president and CEO of the American Lung Association will announce the Asthma Research Strategy, a new initiative to advance the scientific understanding and prevention of asthma, the most common chronic childhood illness.

WHO: EPA Administrator Christie Whitman

          Dr. Paul Gilman, Assistant Administrator, EPA Office of Research and Development
John Kirkwood, President and CEO of the American Lung Association

WHAT: Announce EPA and American Lung Association New
Asthma Research Strategy

WHEN: 3:45 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 31, 2002

WHERE: The Green Room
3rd floor, Ariel Rios North Building at EPA’s headquarters,

          1200 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W.
          (Metro exit for blue/orange lines is Federal Triangle. As you exit the metro escalator go right into the building entrance.)
NOTE: Reporters attending need to bring credentials. Credentials mean: photo identification card from the news organization with your name and title, White House or Congressional ids. Press with insufficient identification will instead be directed to use the Agency’s website (www.epa.gov) for information about the press announcement.

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