Keeping Kids Healthy: Treating Asthma and Preventing Lead Poisoning in Connecticut
Nearly 8 percent of adults and children in the United States have asthma, but new Connecticut state data shows that there has been a decrease in asthma-related hospitalizations and Emergency Room visits in many of our communities.
This hour, we learn more about asthma trends in our state and we examine measures our health providers are putting in place to curb the effects of the disease. And later, we check in on how well Connecticut is doing to prevent lead poisoning among children.
Are you a parent of a child with asthma or do you struggle with the disease yourself?
Are you concerned about lead in your old New England home or the effect the metal could have on your family’s health?
- Jodie Mozdzer Gil - Assistant Professor of Journalism at Southern Connecticut State University and freelance reporter for the Connecticut Health Investigative Team
- Jessica Hollenbach - Research Associate at the Connecticut Children's Medical Center in Hartford and Co-Director of the Asthma Center
- Dr. Richard Uluski - Pediatrician at Pediatric and Medical Associates, PC in New Haven and Chesire
- Krista Veneziano - Program Coordinator for the Connecticut Department of Public Health Lead, Radon, and Health Homes Program
Lucy Nalpathanchil, Chion Wolf and Lydia Brown contributed to this show.