Fighting Chicago’s Asthma Problem

June 17th, 2009

Recorded May, 2009

Children in Chicago’s North Lawndale community are at a higher risk of getting asthma. According to the Sinai Urban Health Institute, one in four children in that neighborhood have asthma. That’s almost double city-wide and national averages.So what is it about North Lawndale that puts children at an increased risk? Who – or what – is to blame? And are kids in surrounding neighborhoods also at increased rick?
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