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Yvette B., IA

Asthma used to be labeled as a disease only of a certain race. Now today, working in health care and "growing into asthma" as my doctor tried to put it, I can see how it's became a pandemic illness all over. People who have been healthy are suddenly asthmatic.

Insurance companies are starting to not want to cover asthma patients due to sky rocketing costs of medicine. Every time you go to the doctor, they push more pills and it does not help; why?

Any doctor knows you must get to the root cause to obviously stop a problem. If factories and chemicals plants must use toxins, why not dispose and shield people from them, so we can actually live? Trying to hide and talk big about how "safe" their chemicals and dump sites are when it is plain as day how these pollutants are killing people has GOT to stop.

First published: January 7, 2013

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