Air Pollution Boosts a Child’s Chance of Getting Cockroach-Related Asthma

Article from The Rundown, a PBS Newshour blog. By: Jenny Marder

Air Pollution Boosts a Child’s Chance of Getting Cockroach-Related Asthma

In New York City’s East Harlem, a startling 19 percent of 5-year-olds have asthma, according to a report from the New York City Department of Health. On the Upper East Side, that number drops to a still troubling, but much lower 6 percent. That means that kids growing up in spitting distance of each other have a threefold difference in risk for developing asthma. So why the disparity?.

This article originally appeared in the February 6, 2013 blog of The Rundown, a PBS Newshour blog.

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