New York's Air Quality to be Detailed in Lung Association Press Conference Call TODAY, April 27th

ALBANY, NY (04/27/2010)(readMedia)-- WHAT: Virtual press conference call today, Tuesday, April 27, previewing the findings from the American Lung Association's State of the Air 2010 report, which will be released on April 28, 2010 at 3 a.m. ET. Please note the report is embargoed until that time.

WHO: Press conference call speakers will include:

- Scott T. Santarella, President and CEO, American Lung Association in New York

- Dr. Norman Edelman, Chief Medical Officer, American Lung Association

- Janice Nolen, Assistant Vice President, National Policy and Advocacy, American Lung Association

- Michael Seilback, Vice President, Public Policy & Communications, American Lung Association in New York

Local families from across New York State who are affected by asthma, lung disease and poor air quality are available to be interviewed after the call.

WHEN: Today, Tuesday, April 27, 2010, 11 a.m. To reserve your line, RSVP to To help ensure the conference begins in a timely manner, please dial in 5 to 10 minutes prior to the scheduled start time. Dial (888) 208-1332. The pass code is: 4091941.

WHY: Now in its 11th year, State of the Air 2010 is the American Lung Association's annual report card on air quality, ranking cities most affected by three types of pollution: short-term particle pollution, year-round particle pollution and ozone pollution.

AGENDA: Speakers will introduce the report, share top-level findings and national trends, and discuss the health effects of ozone and particle pollution for New Yorkers. Questions will be answered at the conclusion of the call.

Editor's Note - Air quality findings by county will be available at starting on April 28.