03 May '11, 2pm

Cleaning up our air for World Asthma Day

Cleaning up our air for World Asthma Day

A big part of controlling asthma means cleaning up our air. High and growing asthma rates across the country, particularly among young children, the elderly, minority, and low-income populations, leave more people vulnerable to air pollution. Our air is much cleaner than it was 40 years ago, but it is still not clean. Approximately 159 million Americans live in areas that violate clean air health standards. Environmental Protection Agency, or EPA, scientists and health experts must be allowed to establish and enforce safeguards to protect asthma sufferers and others from air pollution.

Full article: http://climateprogress.org/2011/05/03/cleaning-up-our-air...

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