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Lehigh Valley, Asthma Capital?

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

A note from our Outreach Director, Christopher Cocca:

"What does it mean to rank Allentown as an asthma capital? Are we talking about the City itself, or the Allentown metro region? Are we factoring in the highways that connect the region to other states and that contribute to most of the poor air quality we experience as we drive from place to place right here in the Lehigh Valley? Maybe it's because I've lived in two of the 10-worst metros for asthma, according to this new report, and because I've been an asthma sufferer since kindergarten, but whatever the flaws in lists like these, I hope this is a wake-up call for the Allentown metro region in general."