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Harvard Talks Health Benefits of Carbon Reduction

Yesterday we posted comments from the Virginia Asthma Coalition supporting the EPA’s new clean power plant rules, arriving at that support from an air quality/health perspective. To further support that line of thinking, here is the work of some Harvard … Continue reading

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Comments from Stuart Tousman on New EPA Carbon Regulations

Recently, coalition member Stuart Tousman – longtime member of the GRVAAQC and president of the Virginia Asthma Coalition – offered the following remarks at a press conference in support of the EPA’s new regulations concerning carbon emissions: My name is … Continue reading

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Indoor Air Quality and Asthma

The National Environmental Education Foundation has a study on ways to control environmental factors in the home that may trigger asthma attacks in children.  You can download the study here:  AsthmaDoc NEEF 2005. From the introduction: Environmental asthma triggers include indoor … Continue reading

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It’s Asthma Month AND Bike Month

Some tips for enjoying bike month and managing your asthma this May. You can download the PDF here.

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Get Involved with Asthma Camp

Camp Catch UR Breath is a camp for children 6-12 years of age with asthma. It will be held July 13-15, 2011 from 8 AM – 4 PM at North Cross School in Roanoke. The purpose of the camp is … Continue reading

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Closing the CASE on Asthma Event, May 4th, 2011

May is National Asthma Awareness Month and May 3rd has been declared WORLD ASTHMA DAY.  The Greater Roanoke Valley Asthma and Air Quality Coalition will be sponsoring a FREE community health education seminar entitled:  CLOSE THE CASE ON ASTHMA.   Leading … Continue reading

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Resolution in support of Invenergy’s Poor Mountain Wind Farm Proposal

WHEREAS asthma is a significant public health problem, both nationally and in the  Roanoke Valley, with over 6 million children nationally being affected by the disease; AND WHEREAS asthma is the leading cause of school absenteeism in the country; AND WHEREAS fine … Continue reading

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