asthma en Air District Questions Asthma-Air Pollution Link <p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">New research this week questions the connection between air pollution and asthma.</span></p><p>In 2011, a study by the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District established a link between asthma-related ER visits and levels of PM2.5, or fine particulate matter in valley air.&nbsp; But after a follow-up to that study, the Air District now reports that for a number of years, asthma-related ER visits increased even as PM2.5 levels dropped.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:28:41 +0000 Kerry Klein 34457 at Air District Questions Asthma-Air Pollution Link Can The Free Market Curb Asthma in Fresno? <p>Is there a profit to be found in reducing children’s asthma attacks? A diverse team of public health advocates, asthma care providers, financiers, and foundations has set up a pilot program with the goal of making money for investors while solving a deeply entrenched health crisis in and around Fresno, California.</p> Thu, 31 Oct 2013 16:56:43 +0000 Lisa Margonelli 23824 at Can The Free Market Curb Asthma in Fresno? To Control Asthma, Start With The Home Instead Of The Child Nothing sends more kids to the hospital than <a href="">asthma</a>.<p>So when doctors at <a href="">Children's Hospital</a> in Boston noticed they kept seeing an unusually high number of asthmatic kids from certain low-income neighborhoods, they wondered if they could do something about the environment these kids were living in.<p>It's well-known that <a href="">asthma attacks</a> are <a href="">triggered</a> by dust, Mon, 18 Mar 2013 07:22:00 +0000 Richard Knox 12280 at To Control Asthma, Start With The Home Instead Of The Child New Study Shows Poor, Minorities At Greater Asthma Risk <p></p><p>A new study from UCLA and the state Air Resources Board finds that minorities and other low-income populations face greater incidents of asthma than the rest of the population.</p><p>The study from the Chronic Disease Program at the UCLA Center for Health Policy Research connects increased exposure to pollution with a rise in everything from asthma attacks to work absences and emergency room visits.</p><p>The study also found that those living within 750 feet of busy roads and highways had increases in asthma-related trips to the emergency room.</p> Thu, 14 Mar 2013 01:03:53 +0000 Joe Moore 12116 at New Study Shows Poor, Minorities At Greater Asthma Risk On Valley Edition: Dueling Tax Measures, Scholarships for FUSD students Today on Valley Edition we look at the competing tax measures on the November ballot, Propositions 30 and 38. Both promise to protect funding for schools but critics have questioned both, and some political observers have said that the presence of both on the ballot could mean neither will pass. We also talk with a Fresno couple who donated $1 million to fund scholarships for students at Fresno's Tehipite Middle School. And we also learn more about plans for a walk and series of events to raise awareness about asthma in the Central Valley.  Tue, 25 Sep 2012 23:27:09 +0000 Juanita Stevenson 4521 at