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Pollution and Asthma

The Geography of Asthma Risk

Meredith Barrett, Ph.D. | Posted 05.19.2013 | San Francisco
Meredith Barrett, Ph.D.

Given that the Bay Area boasts an ever-expanding health technology scene, we have to ask ourselves: Why aren't we doing better at gathering real-time, place-based health data?

New Soot Standard Will Protect Public Health, Environment

Mary Anne Hitt | Posted 02.13.2013 | Green
Mary Anne Hitt

As a mom, I can't imagine how scary it would be to watch your child struggle to breathe. That's why I'm so thankful that today the Environmental Prote...

Breathe Easy with These Green Cleaning Tips

Mel Walsh | Posted 08.01.2012 | Fifty
Mel Walsh

You have a matched pair, all pink and pretty, and I want you to keep them that way. I'm talking about your lungs, your portable oxygen tanks.

How Long Will We Let Them Poison Our Kids?

Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins | Posted 07.31.2012 | Black Voices
Phaedra Ellis-Lamkins

Right now, I'm thinking about all those little kids -- especially in poor neighborhoods -- who want to play outside this summer, but can't, because the air is too dirty or their lungs are too weak. And I just can't make sense of a country that would trade children's lives for corporate profits.

Black With Asthma

Dominique Browning | Posted 06.06.2012 | Green
Dominique Browning

Reducing air pollution -- and the outpouring of mercury, a potent neurotoxin that disproportionately harms the developing brains, hearts and lungs of fetuses, babies, and toddlers -- is a social justice issue of profound significance.

Eco Etiquette: Being Black In The Green World

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.14.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at eco.etiquette@gmail.com. Questions may be edited for length and clarity. Hope you don't take offen...

Lynne Peeples

Fighting For Air: Childhood Asthma On The Rise As Political Battles Threaten Clean Air Rules

HuffingtonPost.com | Lynne Peeples | Posted 03.14.2012 | Green

Asthma was once just an academic concern for Sylvia Brandt, who has spent years studying the chronic lung condition and calculating its tragic toll. N...

Chicago Can't Wait, Mayor Emanuel: Residents Unveil City Hall Exhibit on Human Costs of Deadly Coal-Fired Plants

Jeff Biggers | Posted 02.01.2012 | Chicago
Jeff Biggers

Calling for an end to the deadly and costly pollution from the Fisk and Crawford plants on the west side of Chicago, neighborhood families supporters posted photos of their affected children, elderly and businesses at City Hall.

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.

The Cruelty of Asthma

Javier Sierra | Posted 08.23.2011 | Green
Javier Sierra

It is in the hands of the EPA that Rosa Perea's 5-year-old son and hundreds of thousands of other Latino kids -- the most punished by asthma -- will see themselves freed from the cruelty of this disease.

10 Best Big Cities For People With Asthma

health.com | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) ranks the 100 largest metropolitan areas in the U.S. from worst to first, based on how ...

Puerto Rican Americans Have Highest Asthma Rate In Nation

HuffPost Citizen Reporting | Wanda Hellmund | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Produced by HuffPost Eyes&Ears Citizen Journalism Unit in collaboration with The Bronx Ink at the Columbia Journalism School. Eighteen percent of Pue...

Seasonal Allergies Take One Mother's Breath Away

Susan Weissman | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Susan Weissman

My son, Eden, was three years old before he revealed the limits of his lungs (read: allergic asthma.) It happened after what already seemed like a lifetime of severe food allergies.

What New Orleans Lost in Cayne

Karen Dalton-Beninato | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Dalton-Beninato

Cayne went to Tulane Medical Center during asthmatic distress and was given a dose of prednisone, a drug which she had suffered a bad reaction to before.

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.

How Close Is Too Close? Allergy And Asthma Rates 50% Higher Near Highways

TheDailyGreen.com | Dan Shapley | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A study of nearly 6,000 children in Munich has found that children are much more likely to develop asthma, allergies and skin rashes if they live near...