The Asthma Epidemic In North Texas

 Jan Jarvis plays the Star-Telegram’s environmental reporter-for-the-day role and chronicles the updated inventorying of North Texas asthma rates as reported by the Cook Childrens Hospital’s Children’s Health Assessment and Planning Survey, or CHAPS.  Two years ago Downwinders was specifically invited to a presentation on the asthma data, because of a certain graphic that mapped where the worst rates of children’s asthma were in North Texas. It looked suspiciously like a graphic we’d been showing for years based on where the predominant winds push the pollution from the Midlothian cement plants. We report, you decide.  We’re Having a Really (REALLY) Bad Air Day

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