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Living In A Big City May Not Increase Asthma Risk For Kids

Reuters | Posted 01.20.2015 | Parents

By Julie Steenhuysen CHICAGO, Jan 20 (Reuters) - The simple fact of growing up in a big city may not be a major factor in whether ...

Updated Smog Standards Are Needed to Protect Little Lungs

Molly Rauch | Posted 01.07.2015 | Green
Molly Rauch

We don't have to choose between clean air and a strong economy. We do have a right to clean, healthy air -- and our children have the right to skip, run, and play outside without breathing dangerous levels of smog.

Everyone Likes to Breathe

Steven Cohen | Posted 12.02.2014 | Green
Steven Cohen

The EPA continued to use its extensive powers under the Clean Air Act and announced a new, tighter regulation on ozone pollution. As one might expect, these rules are being described by some in the new Republican Congress as anti-business, job-killing regulation. They are in fact pro-business and job-creating rules.

How Can I Get My Insurance Company To Cover My Inhaler?

Christina LaMontagne | Posted 01.18.2015 | Money
Christina LaMontagne

The cost of treating your asthma can range from just a few dollars for a generic version of your short-acting inhaler to hundreds of dollars each month for people who take multiple medications to manage the disease.

Tips for Flu Season: Clean Up Your School and Tell Congress to Support EPA's Voluntary Schools Programs (and Wash Your Hands)

Claire L. Barnett | Posted 01.10.2015 | Healthy Living
Claire L. Barnett

Everyone has heard how to prevent colds and the flu: Wash your hands and cover coughs and sneezes! But here's another tip that's not heard often: Clean up your school. You might reduce the flu by 87 percent or asthma by 39 percent. Here's why and what you can do.

WE ACT for Environmental Justice: "Moms Make Connection on What Makes Families Sick"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

One of the key concerns for parents is the elimination of toxins in the home that create neurological impairment -- preventing "successful futures" for their kids.

Ana Baptista: "Children of Color Are the Most At-Risk Victims of Pollution"

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 12.28.2014 | Green
Marcia G. Yerman

With a Masters from Brown University in Environmental Studies, a PhD in Urban Planning and Public Policy, and a teaching post at the New School for Public Engagement, Ana Baptista is well-equipped to move the needle on the environmental issues facing marginalized groups in American urban settings.

Acting on Climate Change for Our Children's Sake

Gina McCarthy | Posted 12.16.2014 | Green
Gina McCarthy

Power plants are our nation's largest source of carbon pollution -- which comes bundled with other toxic pollutants like nitrogen oxide and sulfur dioxide that cause respiratory problems, especially among children. Although the U.S. already limits power plant pollutants like mercury and arsenic, there are currently no limits on carbon pollution.

Man Dies After Telling Police Who Chased Him 'I Can't Breathe,' Sources Say

| Posted 10.09.2014 | Crime

By Trevor Kapp, Murray Weiss and Aidan Gardiner RIDGEWOOD — An asthmatic man who police chased and handcuffed in Queens Wednesday afternoon told ...

Why Is Mayor De Blasio Breaking 4 Promises Within 400 Yards of His Own Home? Part Three: Education

Matthew Chapman | Posted 12.05.2014 | New York
Matthew Chapman

Children are far more sensitive to pollutants than adults. That's why hundreds of doctors signed a petition urging first Bloomberg and now de Blasio not to build a massive garbage site next to an athletic center in Manhattan used by 34,000 city kids.

A Zero Emissions Manifesto for the Climate Justice Movement

Tom Weis | Posted 11.11.2014 | Green
Read More: Google, Congress, Ipcc Report, Department of Defense, Peru, Fracking, Austin, E.O. Wilson, Greenpeace, Fossil Fuel Divestment, Christiana Figueres, Ban Ki-Moon, Friends of the Earth, Scotland, Discrimination, National Renewable Energy Lab, Al Gore, Lester Brown, Bill Mckibben, San Francisco, Pentagon, Jeffrey Sachs, Copenhagen 2009, Microsoft, Russian Roulette, Nsa Spying, Schleswig-Holstein, Zero Waste, Carbon Neutral, Prince Charles, Jimmy Carter, National Security Agency, Greenhouse Gas Emissions, World War II, Co2 Emissions, Seismic Testing, Costa Rica, President Obama, Tokelau, Penn State University, South Dakota, Iceland, Solar Energy, Communities of Color, Fossil Fuels, Poland, Slavery, Munich, Wave Power, Justice, Sweden, Nsa, Civil War, Ipcc, Plan B, Denmark, New York City, Energy Efficiency, Segregation, Keystone XL Pipeline, Jfk, Mass Extinction, Iowa, Coal Plants, Co2, White House, Children, Epa, Michael Mann, Conservation, House Republicans, Civil Rights, Mountaintop Removal, Germany, National Security, Asthma, Generation Change, Forests, Copenhagen, People's Climate March, Moon Landing, Climate, Electric Vehicles, Keystone Pipeline, Industrial Hemp, Barack Obama, Deutsche Bank, Cia, Climate Justice, Deepwater Drilling, Green Industrial Revolution, James Hansen, China, Organic Farming, Mass Transit, Un Climate Summit, United Nations, Renewable Energy, Phillipines, US Energy, Desmond Tutu, Paris, Tar Sands, House Democrats, Kyoto Protocol, China Greenhouse Gases, Stanford University, Boulder Colorado, Zero Emissions, Arctic Drilling, Civil Rights Movement, Carbon Dioxide, Maldives, Wind Energy, Climate Chaos, Bill Gates, Kofi Annan, Keystone XL, British Labour Party, Jim Crow, Wall Street, Angel Gurria, Bicycles, Tidal Power, Geothermal Energy, American Wind Energy Association, Green News
Tom Weis

Top military experts and government institutions like the U.S. Department of Defense and National Intelligence Council warn that climate destabilization threatens our national security, yet global emissions just keep going up.

Schools Are Not Prepared For Children With Asthma And Food Allergies

Posted 09.09.2014 | Parents

BY KATHRYN DOYLE NEW YORK Mon Sep 8, 2014 9:57am EDT (Reuters Health) - In Chicago, most kids with asthma or food allergies don’t have a hea...

Asthma and Exercise

Mirabai Holland | Posted 11.03.2014 | Healthy Living
Mirabai Holland

Talk to your doctor, listen to your body, Start gently and build up. Stay in your comfort zone. Take precautions, get fit and live well.

Yellowstone in the Backyard: Time to Declare LA's San Gabriel Mountains a National Monument

Frances Beinecke | Posted 10.26.2014 | Green
Frances Beinecke

As we head into the final days of August, most Americans are looking for one last summer escape. Many people have to travel hundreds of miles to find a refuge from the crush of everyday life. But the 17 million people living in Greater Los Angeles can find wild beauty right in their backyards.

Despite Racial Differences In Asthma Prevalence, Success In Disease Management Is Becoming Equal

Posted 08.22.2014 | Parents

BY SHEREEN LEHMAN NEW YORK Thu Aug 21, 2014 3:58pm EDT NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A new analysis of U.S. childhood asthma statistics finds ...

Back to School: Prevent Disasters Before They Strike!

Claire L. Barnett | Posted 10.06.2014 | Education
Claire L. Barnett

Based on long experience and training, my first thought is not a manmade or natural disaster, but a homegrown "school-made disaster" - a school environmental problem affecting children's health.

Some Asthma Medications Restrict Kids' Growth

Posted 07.21.2014 | Parents

By: Rachael Rettner, Senior Writer Published: 07/18/2014 01:07 PM EDT on LiveScience Certain asthma medications may slightly restrict children's...

Chace Beech

6 Surprising Asthma Triggers

HuffingtonPost.com | Chace Beech | Posted 07.13.2014 | Healthy Living

Chances are, you know someone with asthma -- after all, about one in 12 people in the U.S. has the condition. Having asthma means to have airways that...

The Power of Empty Hands: This Week In Daily Giving

Ari Nessel | Posted 09.06.2014 | Impact
Ari Nessel

We arrive on this planet empty handed, We will all soon leave empty handed. So then, how and in what spirit do we want to spend the time in between?...

The Absolute Worst Day Of The Week To Have A Medical Emergency

Laverne H. Bardy | Posted 09.06.2014 | Fifty
Laverne H. Bardy

I had a serious bronchial infection that found me sitting in the Emergency Room for a total of -- I am NOT exaggerating -- 10 hours; seven in the waiting room and three in the actual Emergency Room. The reason we were made to wait the first seven hours was because none of my limbs were ripped off.

Waiting For Environmental Justice to Come

David A. Love | Posted 09.01.2014 | Black Voices
David A. Love

Environmental toxins and pollutants know no class or race, and yet government policies and corporate activities place an undue burden on the health of the poor and communities of color.

Why Experts Are Skeptical Of A Report Showing A Drop In Asthma Rates

AP | MIKE STOBBE | Posted 06.19.2014 | Healthy Living

NEW YORK (AP) — A new survey suggests asthma in the U.S. may finally be on the decline. But the results are so surprising that health officials are ...

Don't Let Asthma and Obesity Sideline Our Kids

Jason E. Lang | Posted 08.10.2014 | Healthy Living
Jason E. Lang

As a researcher treating pediatric pulmonary diseases by day and a dad for three active kids by night, I greatly value the physical and mental benefits of exercise for all kids. As long as it is carefully managed, physical activity can usually improve both lung function and asthma control over time.

New York City Businesses Do the Right (Green) Thing

Marcia G. Yerman | Posted 08.05.2014 | New York
Marcia G. Yerman

It's easy to get overwhelmed by the challenges facing the environment. However, it's crucial to remember that we can all have an impact as individuals...

New EPA Rule for Dirty Power Plants Fuels Strange Debate

Keith Gaby | Posted 08.03.2014 | Green
Keith Gaby

The impacts of unlimited pollution are scary, as outlined in two recent scientific reports that outline the situation globally and in the United States. Kids will have more asthma attacks, storms will be more destructive, drought more severe, and lots of other dangerous problems.