Join Us for BlogTalk Radio: Soaring Rates of Asthma Among African-American Kids and What You Can Do About It

Moms Clean Air ForceCome join Dr. Sande Okelo, assistant professor of pulmonary medicine at Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, and Vernice Miller-Travis, vice president of the Maryland State Commission on Environmental Justice and Sustainable Communities, for a discussion on Monday, June 27th at 10 AM ET:

“Study after study has shown that airborne particulate pollution has sent asthma rates soaring among Latino and African American children. The smokestacks of coal-powered electric plants are spewing their poisons over poorer neighborhoods, and many power plants stand in the shadow of school buildings and playgrounds where children spend their days. Particulate pollution triggers and aggravates asthma.

Now, a new study by Dr. Sande Okelo of Johns Hopkins indicates that “African-American patients are suffering longer from poorly controlled asthma than their Caucasian counterparts before being seen by an asthma specialist.” This blog radio discussion will look at the connection between coal pollution and asthma, the connection between asthma and race, and differences in health care given to suffering children.

Register to attend here: Moms Clean Air Force BlogTalk Radio

Derek Markham

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