Why is St Louis Ranked Number 7? Dirty Coal Emissions such as Ameren UEs ‘coal fired electric plants’ has been linked to Asthma related problems. I would also like to point out that these same Dirty Coal Emissions have been linked to Cancer- (in case you are wondering why there is so many people that have developed Cancer in St Louis.)
WebMD, an online medical news source, recently released a list of the ten U.S. cities with the most frequent cases of asthma — a disease that affects the lungs, often causing repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and coughing.
To create the list, researchers used the following criteria:
“Early on, we found that many conventional cleaning chemicals can trigger asthma attacks among school children,” says Stephen Ashkin, President ofThe Ashkin Group
, who is known as the “father of Green Cleaning” in the professional cleaning industry. “This is why so many schools were early pioneers in [adopting] Green Cleaning products and practices.”
According to WebMD, these 10 cities have the most prevalent asthma rates:
No. 10: Allentown, Pa.
No. 9: McAllen, Texas
No. 8: Oklahoma City, Okla.
No. 7: St. Louis, Mo.
No. 6: Hartford, Conn.
No. 5: Chattanooga, Tenn.
No 4: Pittsburgh, Penn.
No. 3: Knoxville, Tenn.
No 2. New Haven, Conn.
No 1: Memphis, Tenn.
The study also points out that recent statistics indicate asthma causes more than 3,300 deaths annually in the U.S. and is a factor in another 7,000.
“And it is still themost common health reason for repeated absences from schools,” adds Ashkin, “which tells me we still have a ways to go in cleaning and maintaining our schools in a healthier, more environmentally preferable manner.”
10 Most Asthmatic Cities | 2012-06-12 | ED C Magazine
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