Pollen Not The Only Asthma Trigger

Atlanta's Heavy TrafficApril showers bring Mayflowers, which sometimes trigger allergies and asthma attacks. Only pollen is not the only factor contributing to the incidence of asthma attacks. The children of Georgia have a higher rate of the chronic airway disorder than the national average, so our children are especially vulnerable to air quality.

The children of Georgia have a higher rate of the chronic airway disorder than the national average, so our children are especially vulnerable to air quality. Pollution from burning fossil fuels also worsens allergies, contributing to asthma attacks. Mothers like myself look to our government and the Environmental Protection Agency to protect our children by limiting pollution exposure and keeping our families safe. But today, elected leaders let us down.

What would be the perfect way for Congress to commemorate May as Asthma Month? Giving the gift of a clean air future for my three children by confirming Gina McCarthy as EPA Administrator.

This article also appeared on Southeast Green.