Breathe California of the Central Coast's 4th annual Clean Air Awards Reception, held in Monterey on Thursday, May 15th, focused on positive initiatives being taken to reduce global warming and air pollution. Three local leaders were recognized for their work in the areas of Climate Change, Technology and Leadership.
California is particularly vulnerable to the impacts of air pollution and warmer temperatures. Increased temperatures caused by global warming will exacerbate air pollution, increasing the rates of asthma, respiratory and other lung related ailments. Our 2014 Clean Air Awards recognized the important work being done in the Central Coast area to combat climate change and reduce air pollution in the business, governmental, educational and non-profit sectors.
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Breathe California Central Coast
Fights Childhood Asthma
Breathe California Central Coast’s Asthma Educators teach children to take control of their asthma leading to an overall 90% reduction in asthma-related hospitalizations and ER visits in program participants.
The Monterey Herald recently featured a story about the work Maria Elena Manzo, Breathe California Program Director, is doing to help families with asthma. Read the article on pages 11-12 of the Monterey Herald's "Health Matters" special section.
For more information on our asthma programs, click link to asthma program page.