According to Central California Asthma Collaborative, the Central Valley has seen a spike in kids with asthma. They say a few year’s back one in eight kids suffer from asthma. Now, it is one in six.
Yanni Gonzalez is the Communication Director for Central California Asthma Collaborative. He says there can be many things that could trigger asthma. But, one thing that stands out is the high volume of pollutants in the valley’s air.
“The San Joaquin Valley has really poor air quality especially this region,” says Gonzalez.
Ana Rivera works with the non-profit and goes to people’s home to determine what may be triggering flare ups.
“Triggers related to Ag like dust, pollen, and pesticides,” says Rivera. “So, that is something that we try to advocate for our patients.”
For more information about Central California Asthma Collaborative you can head to their website www.centralcalasthma.org.
Or you can email their Communication Director at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 559-272-4874.