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Rebecca B., CA

I am 60 and have had asthma since age 2. I am fit, swimming both masters and running 4-6 miles. Recently, my asthma that once controlled has worsened. I have been prescribed prednisone for sic weeks now and am looking at another four weeks.

I moved here from Northern Virginia to have less pollen and better air quality. For many years this environment worked to keep me healthy. Something has changed, and my asthma has escalated to COPD level despite the fact that I never smoked.

Is the air coming from China? Is it just climate change?

First Published: June 15, 2015

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