It’s the heart of summer, when people can’t wait to get outside. But, today might be a day to limit your time in the sun.
“Relocate now!” was the cry from parents at P.S. 51 in Hell’s Kitchen who say their children are getting sick from contaminated soil at a construction site near the school.
As high heat and humidity mix with pollution from power plants and motor vehicles, emergency health advisories and warnings were issued. Poor air quality can be very harmful, especially for those with asthma.
Coughing, sneezing and itchy eyes are all signs that allergy season has hit New Jersey with a vengeance. Holy Name Medical Center allergy director Dr. Theodore Falk said tree pollen “just exploded” a week ago because it has been a cool spring.
For the 12th straight year, Suffolk County has received a failing grade from the American Lung Association for having the worst ozone pollution in New York.
Of the 22 million Americans struggling with asthma, most are able to control it with medication. About 15 percent of asthma patients, however, have cases so severe they require frequent trips to the hospital. Now, there’s a new treatment to help those people breathe easier.
Areas in the northern hemisphere where millions of people are Vitamin D-deficient are the same areas where asthma is most common.
The Brooklyn parents whose daughter died of an asthma attack when a police officer failed to perform CPR are now mobilizing a movement to require officers to take action, and to be prosecuted if they don’t.
There’s more evidence Friday that a common over-the-counter medication may be linked to both asthma and eczema in children.