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EPA Honors Efforts of Rhode Island Asthma Control Program During Asthma Awareness Month

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today recognized the Rhode Island Department of Health as one of only three national winners of the 2019 National Environmental Leadership Award in Asthma Management. Each year during Asthma Awareness Month, EPA honors programs delivering excellent environmental asthma management as part of their comprehensive asthma care services to improve the lives of children and families with asthma.

Energy Efficiency Can Help Address Childhood Asthma

American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

Nikia Pickett, another Baltimore mom whose young son has asthma, tells a similar story She learned from a weatherization program that poor air sealing was allowing allergens and other outdoor air contaminants into her home With proper sealing, she said, “We went from him having an asthma attack...

Hospitals Find Asthma Hot Spots More Profitable To Neglect Than Fix

Washington Post

Summerville and her family live in the worst asthma hot spot in Baltimore: ZIP code 21223, where decrepit houses, rodents and bugs trigger the disease and where few community doctors work to prevent asthma emergencies One mom there wields a BB gun to keep rats from her asthmatic child Residents of...
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