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  • A mobile health solution

    A mobile health solution

    A day with the asthma-fighting crusaders of West Oakland, Calif.

  • Asthma and allergies take root in the new West

    Greg Mitman remembers when the West was a sanctuary for asthma sufferers – before the region’s own skies became polluted and pollen-filled.

  • Breathing easy

    Breathing easy

    In West Oakland, Calif., the Breathmobile fights inner city asthma.

  • Clearing the air

    California farmers have long been exempt from the Clean Air Act, but that may change, as legislators and activists tackle the health and environmental problems linked to agriculture in the San Joaquin Valley

  • EPA hearings can be so, like, high school

    EPA hearings can be so, like, high school

    At an EPA hearing on oil and gas drilling, the so-called professionals scoffed and snickered at the testimony of local families.

  • Gas drilling blamed for smog

    Scientists say that oil and gas drilling is responsible for creating high levels of smog-forming hydrocarbons in Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, New Mexico and Colorado

  • The foul air outside my window

    The foul air outside my window

    A small -- and impoverished -- tribe in Nevada suffers from the health impacts of a nearby pollution-spewing coal-fired power plant.

  • The hidden history of a sneeze

    Medical historian Gregg Mitman offers a fascinating history of the national allergy boom in Breathing Space: How Our Allergies Shape Our Lives and Landscape.

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