Posts Tagged ‘ asthma ’

A Singular Day for Clean Air: Safeguards for 45,000 Lives Are Debated in Courts: NRDC

Dec 11th, 2013 | By

When it comes to reducing the outdoor air pollution that triggers asthma, the state of Connecticut has done many things right: it requires tailpipe emissions checks for vehicles, has installed pollution controls on power plants, and is considering raising the amount of clean, renewable power in its energy mix. Yet the asthma rate for children

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New Haven has highest rate of asthma-related hospitalizations in Connecticut, report says

Dec 14th, 2012 | By

Connecticut public health officials say asthma is increasing in the state but it’s not clear why. The state Department of Public Health says in a recent report that the number of adults with asthma increased by 17.9 percent between 2000 and 2010, and rose 7.6 percent among children between 2005 and 2010. For more on

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Let’s Talk About the Real Cost of Dirty Power: AEP and 3,200 Pollution Deaths

Apr 23rd, 2012 | By

American Electric Power (AEP) will be much in the news this week, with an annual shareholder meeting in Tulsa Oklahoma on Tuesday and a speech by AEP’s CEO and President Nick Akins to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce on Thursday. You can count on AEP spending a lot of time during these events talking about

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Asthma Rate Climbs To 9.4%; Worst In Cities

Nov 22nd, 2011 | By

The disparities persist despite an effort launched by the state in 2000 to level and reduce the disease burden.

The State Asthma Program works with local health departments to help people with asthma manage their disease, mainly by sending asthma specialists into homes to do environmental assessments and identify asthma triggers.

U.S. progresses on concept of cleaner cars

Aug 4th, 2011 | By

At a ceremony, convened by the White House, President Barack Obama unveiled an exciting new agreement with major automakers and the State of California to strengthen fuel efficiency and global warming emissions standards for new cars and trucks, the Union of Concerned Scientists reports.

Making Asthma Cool: Not Coal Industry Priority After All

May 11th, 2011 | By

Coal Cares ( purported to “make asthma cool” with decorative and pop-culture inspired inhalers (“The Bieber,” “Harry Potter,” “My Little Pony,” and “My First Inhaler” were particular favorites). The site also announced that Peabody would offer $10 coupons towards asthma medication (about 5%-20% of the cost) for families living within 200 miles of a coal-fired

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