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Can where you live give or exacerbate asthma?

By June 18, 2008 - 2:45pm
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Apparently it can. Pollution, smoking, poverty and pollen counts all matter when it comes to asthma.

This is why, no matter how we feel about global warming, a healthy planet earth is vital to our own human health. We should all consider ourselves automatic environmentalists.

Here is the list of the worst cities in the country for asthma and some of the reasons why.


Did your city make the list? What are you doing to make your city or town a healthier place to live?

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I'm an asthmatic and when I was living in Los Angeles a few years ago, I needed my asthma inhaler twice a day, but now that I'm back in Arizona, I only need it once a month.

Does this answer your question?

Same life, same lungs, different city.


June 18, 2008 - 9:13pm

It's bad enough that smog, fuel emissions and other industrial pollutants may contribute to asthma. Some years ago, I read a study about how non-indigenous plants caused health problems by introducing pollen allergens in communities where people were planting lawns and trees instead of xeriscaping.

Now, some of those same communities are trying to control the use of water by encouraging residents and business owners to xeriscape. Perhaps, in doing so, there may be a positive effect on public health, as well as on the economy.

June 18, 2008 - 8:17pm
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