Asthma, Poverty and Public Health

Asthma, Poverty and Public Health

When President Barack Obama unveiled new environmental regulations to cut carbon emissions, he claimed it could prevent 100,000 asthma attacks per year. Kojo explores the far-reaching affects of a disease that affects 25 million Americans.

When President Barack Obama unveiled new environmental regulations to cut carbon emissions, he claimed it could prevent 100,000 asthma attacks per year. In D.C. where poverty rates are high and air quality is poor, low-income families have a hard time managing childhood asthma, with ripple effects felt in local schools, workplaces and emergency rooms. Kojo explores the far-reaching affects of a disease that affects 25 million Americans.

Guests

Dr. Stephen Teach

Medical Director, IMPACT DC Asthma Program

Judy Berman

Deputy Director, D.C. Appleseed

Ruth Richardson

Registered Nurse, Children’s National Medical Center; School Nurse in DC Public Schools

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