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Respiratory Health Association Of Metropolitan Chicago

When officials declare an Air Quality Action Day due to high ozone levels, those who exercise vigorously outdoors are at increased risk of breathing problems, as are children, the elderly, and those with lung diseases such as asthma. (Credit: CBS)

Extreme Heat Brings Air Quality Action Warning For Chicago

Thursday’s extreme heat brings double trouble to the Chicago area. Not only is the heat dangerous, but the air conditions could make it hard for some people to breathe.

CBS Chicago–06/27/2012

Participants rappel down the side of the Wit Hotel as part of a charity event for the Respiratory Health Association. (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM)

Dozens Take The Plunge Down Side Of Loop Hotel For Lung Disease

About 80 people were taking a risk this weekend, rappelling down the side of a downtown skyscraper, all in the name of raising money for lung disease.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2012

Smoke-Free Sign (Photo credit: NOEL CELIS/AFP/Getty Images)

Smoke-Free Apartments

Owners of apartment buildings and other multi-unit residences in Chicago are getting an incentive to go smoke-free.

05/18/2011

Hustle Up The Hancock

Hustle Up The Hancock For Respiratory Health

If you’re up for a workout, and you’d like to help people with respiratory issues, now is the time to think about hustling up the Hancock.

CBS 2–11/05/2010