Working Together to Address Asthma in Tribal Communities in the Northwest
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September

Working Together to Address Asthma in Tribal Communities in the Northwest

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Erin McTigue: The EPA is working to make a visible difference in tribal communities by forming the northwest tribal asthma team. Even though anyone can get asthma we know that rates are higher than average in tribal communities. The science on asthma is very clear, people with asthma have more asthma attacks and feel sicker […]


Wood Smoke and Asthma: Reduce Smoke

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Smoke from wood stoves and fireplaces can make you sick. Smoke has tiny particles that can get in your lungs. People that cough and wheeze should stay away from wood smoke. Our old stove used to smoke a lot. When my sister was born, we got a new wood stove. I like having a warm […]


Wood Smoke and Asthma: Dry Firewood

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Wood smoke from wood stoves and fireplaces is pollution. It can hurt your lungs and make it hard to breathe. Here’s the deal. You can make it less smoky if you burn dry firewood. My dad and I go into the woods to get firewood. We let it dry all year. I like having a […]


Wood Smoke and Asthma: Breathe Easier
29
August

Wood Smoke and Asthma: Breathe Easier

By Adem Lewis / in , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , /

Smoke from wood stoves and fireplaces can make you sick. Wood smoke can give you a stuffy nose, make your eyes water and even make you cough. It can also cause an asthma attack. My grandma replaced her wood stove because I have asthma. I’m happy that I can breathe better. To help protect your […]