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Forum to address asthma concerns in Dorchester set for Wednesday

Posted by Patrick Rosso  March 27, 2012 11:54 AM

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Asthma has been a growing concern for many in Dorchester. The rate of asthma hospitalization for children under 5 in the neighborhood is one-third higher than the overall Boston average, according to a study by Tufts Medical Center.

T combat the growing concern with asthma in the neighborhood, the Harvard School of Public Health is sponsoring a public forum to discuss with residents the impact of the illness and how it can be better addressed.

The forum will feature a panel discussion with community members, and Dr. Linda Birnbaum of National Environmental Health will lead the discussion.

It will be held Wednesday March 28 at the Dorchester House Multi-Service Center on Dorchester Avenue. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. and the forum begins at 6:15 p.m.

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E-mail Patrick D. Rosso, patrick.d.rosso@gmail.com. Follow him @PDRosso, or friend him on Facebook.

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