American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest Promotes the Benefits of American Ethanol Across Nebraska

AE is good for healthLINCOLN, Nebraska – Angela Tin, Vice President of Environmental Health of the American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest, recently visited multiple media outlets across Nebraska to share the positive story of American Ethanol and its favorable impact on our health and environment.

While in Nebraska, some of Tin’s stops included: KMTV Morning Blend, KRVN Radio, KLIN Radio, KFOR Radio, NTV News, KOLN/KGIN News and the Lincoln Journal Star. During her media sweep, Tin shared information about the dangerous carcinogens that are added to fuel in increase octane. These cancer-causing carcinogens – benzene, toluene, and xylene (BTX) from our fuel threaten our health as they enter our lungs and bloodstream. Fortunately, American Ethanol is a cleaner fuel alternative that Nebraskan’s can take advantage of.

“Nebraska’s air is more dangerous than it looks and what’s leaving the tailpipes is harmful to lung health,” said Tin. “That’s the bad news. The good news is that we have a choice: American Ethanol.”

American Ethanol is a non-toxic, clean burning source of octane. American Ethanol provides optimal engine performance without spewing toxic particulate matter out of the tailpipe.

Compared with oil, American Ethanol-blended fuel burns cleaner and improves air quality. When drivers use American Ethanol, they’re reducing the causes of asthma, heart disease, and brain and lung cancer not only for themselves but also their children and grandchildren. American Ethanol eliminates toxic, cancer-causing emissions in vehicle exhaust—reducing air pollution and greenhouse gas emission while, improving human health.

“American Ethanol should be the Clean Air Choice for our fuel if we’re serious about improving air quality and reducing the costly impacts of engine exhaust on human health,” added Tin.

The Nebraska Corn Board is funded and managed by Nebraska corn farmers. Producers invest in the program at a rate of 1/2 of a cent per bushel of corn sold. Nebraska corn checkoff funds are invested in programs of market development, research, promotion and education.
Representing a wide array of ethanol supporters, from farmers to bio-engineering firms, American Ethanol was established by Growth Energy in partnership with the National Corn Growers Association and others. By establishing a marketing partnership with NASCAR in the 2011 racing season when NASCAR switched its fuel to Sunoco Green E15, American Ethanol aims to educate and inform the American public about the benefits of U.S.-made ethanol. For more information, visit follow us on Twitter @AmericanEthanol or connect with us on Facebook.

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