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25 October 2011 09:06
The pollution from two Chicago power plants poses considerable asthma risk, campaigners say
Asthma risks from pollution have been highlighted in the Pilsen neighbourhood of Chicago through a 20-ft inflatable asthma inhaler.
Climate campaigners and health experts, under the aegis of the Pilsen Elementary Community Academy, were trying to create awareness about the dangers posed by Chicago's two coal-fired power plants.
Free asthma screenings were offered to children, while experts dealt with the health and environmental hazards relating to the pollution from Midwest Generation's Fisk & Crawford power plants.
Of the 20 children tested in the neighbourhood, 10 had suggestive signs of asthma.
Britons with asthma travelling to Chicago are advised to arrange the appropriate medical travel insurance first before embarking on their journey.
Brian Urbaszewski, of the Respiratory Health Association of Metropolitan Chicago, said: "We want to educate the community members and families living around these coal plants about the health issues they are dealing with due to the pollution."
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