Economic Impacts of Air Pollution from Asthma


The Economic Affliction of Asthma and Risks of Blocking Air Pollution Safeguards (12 page pdf, Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments and the National Association of School Nurses, Apr. 6, 2011)

 

Today’s review article assesses the economic impact of asthma in the USA, both the direct costs from medical treatment and the indirect costs from absence from school for children which has life-long consequences. More than 10% of the population (24 million Americans) is affected and the prime cause is air pollution from cars, factories and power plants, as reflected in the map below, showing visits by state to pediatricians by children with asthma.

To read more about this post and see Key Quotes and Links to relevant reports, visit the new internet platform for Pollution Free Cities by clicking HERE

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