Respiratory problems seen in areas of highest impact

Children who live in neighborhoods bordering Logan International Airport are as much as four times more likely to wheeze, experience shortness of breath, and exhibit other signs of undiagnosed asthma compared with children who live farther away, according to a?long-awaited state report.

This report first appeared in the Boston Globe in 2014:?https://www.bostonglobe.com/lifestyle/health-wellness/2014/05/28/childhood-asthma-and-chronic-lung-disease-elevated-near-logan-airport-state-study-finds/mEnCTG9Ywx3CauOWG9NoqN/story.html

The 17 communities within the study area were Boston, Brookline, Cambridge, Chelsea, Everett, Hull, Lynn, Malden, Medford, Melrose, Milton, Nahant, Quincy, Revere, Saugus, Somerville, and Winthrop.

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