In 2010, The Council worked Drexel School of Public Health masters students to gather asthma data in a community close to major sources of pollution, such as the interstate system and shipping ports along the Delaware River. Throughout the 19148 zip code in South Philadelphia the Council conducted an anonymous door-to-door survey of breathing difficulties, asthma diagnosis, asthma medication usage, and smoking history.
In 2011, the project will expand into a comparison study of air pollution and asthma rates across Pennsylvania, PA counties, and zip codes around Southeast Philadelphia. This information will help guide public health and Clean Air Council decisions about where to focus programmatic efforts.
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