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Asthma Epidemic

Asthma and the African-American Community

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 10.04.2011 | Black Voices
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

While asthma impacts people young and old, from all races and backgrounds, the hard truth is that it's hitting the African-American community the hardest.

Asthma Rates Rising, But Cause Unclear

Posted 07.04.2011 | Home

About 25 million Americans, or 1 in 12 people, have asthma, a figure that is rising despite efforts to control key asthma triggers such as indoor ...

Childhood Asthma and Environmental Health

Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D. | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Floyd J. Malveaux, M.D., Ph.D.

Asthma's growing incidence in the United States, which some experts speculate is indirectly related to climate change, has left one in seven US children struggling with the condition.

New on Green: Sloan Barnett and Green Goes With Everything

Arianna Huffington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Arianna Huffington

America is in the midst of an asthma epidemic caused by the explosion of toxins in our environment, an epidemic that has rendered million of children afraid to go out and play without bringing along their inhalers. For many people, the signature image signifying threats to our environment is the disappearing snowcap atop Mt. Kilimanjaro. Sloan Barnett epitomizes the new image. She is a former consumer reporter who became an environmental activist when her son developed asthma. Starting this week, we are delighted to welcome Sloan -- whose book, Green Goes With Everything, has become a best-seller -- as a featured regular on our Green section, blogging about the many ways we can protect ourselves and our families by detoxifying our lives. Check out her first post below.