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Visual Culture and Health Posters

Title:
The Air We Breathe
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Description:
The American Lung Association created this idyllic illustrated poster as part of their environmental health education program in the 1980s. The ALA has been one of the leading public advocates for clean air and pollution control, while serving as a chief source of information and public education on the health hazards of air pollution. This illustration identifies pollution generated by factories, homes, landfills, vehicles, and individuals, with the headline reminding us that this is all part of "The Air We Breathe." The poster offers a cautionary tale about interconnectivity, demonstrating that alongside polluting activities children can be found playing, a man fishing, livestock grazing, and people camping.
NOTE: Slide of original poster image is slightly blurry.
Number of Image Pages:
1 (800,123 Bytes)
Date Supplied:
ca. 1980
Creator:
American Lung Association
Source:
Original Repository: History of Medicine Division. Prints and Photographs Collection
This image may also be accessed from the Images from the History of Medicine (IHM).
URL: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/ihm/
IHM Order Number: A025610
Publisher:
American Lung Association
Rights:
Reprinted with permission c2003 American Lung Association. For more information on how you can support to fight lung disease, the third leading cause of death in the U.S., please contact the American Lung Association at 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872) or logon to the Web site at:
URL: http://www.lungusa.org/Exit
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Subject:
Medical Subject Headings (MeSH):
Air Pollution
Public Health
Visual Culture and Public Health Keywords:
Air Pollution
Exhibit Category:
Environmental Health
Unique Identifier:
VCBBDC
Document Type:
Posters
Slides (photographs)
Language:
English
Format:
image/jpeg
image/tif
Physical Condition:
Good
Metadata Last Modified Date:
2010-06-03
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