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Monday, June 18, 2012

Is your city one of the 10 worst for asthma?

(Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America)

Is your city one of the 10 worst cities for asthma? What makes your city get on the list? The 100 biggest cities in America are evaluated in 12 different areas, some of those are:

  • No public smoking bans
  • High pollen counts
  • Frequent ozone days
  • Poor air quality
  • High use of asthma medication
  • Poverty levels
After displaying the Top 10 cites, the Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America tells people not to move, but improve where they are living. If you live in one of the cities listed, can you push for smoking bans in parks and public places? Can you use public transportation? Can you meet with your doctor to make sure you are on the right medication?

My asthma doctor said, "there is no safe place to live with asthma." Everywhere you go, there will be allergens (trees, flowers, bushes, grass, animals, etc.) There will also be irritants (cigarette smoke, cleaning sprays, scented candles, bad air quality, etc)

There's no where to run and hide when you have allergies and asthma. But you can take steps to make your home a little safer.Here's a link to the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) "Asthma Trigger: Gain Control"

And to find out the Top 10 cites, click here. 

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