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Asthma Study

Organization(s) New Hampshire Dept. of Environmental Services
Project Description NHDES has been involved in addressing the incidents of pediatric asthma in NH, particularly in relation to the influence of outdoor air pollution in urban areas. Asthma has been identified as a serious health concern for children living in urban neighborhoods, such as the Manchester center city area. NHDES, in collaboration with the Manchester Health Department, is in the process of conducting a health risk study to examine air quality and public health data in Manchester to determine if a correlation exists between indoor and outdoor air quality and incidents of respiratory illness with particular emphasis on asthma in children. The results of this study will provide information and tools necessary to better understand the relationship between respiratory illness and air quality in urban areas, allow communities to become better educated on public health and asthma triggers, and improve the quality of life of asthmatic children who live in urban communities. It will also be a valuable tool for NHDES to assess and prioritize ambient air pollution control initiatives.

Project Contact
Name Rick Rumba
Phone 603-271-1987
Project Keywords
Activity Keywords Research and development
Newsletter Northeast States Pollution Prevention News - Vol. 10 No 2, Summer 2000 [PDF]


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