Area’s Latest Ranking Doesn’t Surprise Asthma Sufferers: Patriot News

May 3, 2007: Patriot News

Wind Blows Polluted Air Our Way: Area’s latest ranking doesn’t surprise asthma sufferers (Archive Fee Required)

by Ford Turner

Blow up a big balloon, then try to keep your mouth in place and let all the air shoot back into your lungs.

That is what an asthma attack feels like, Carol Crupi says. And as she learned this week, asthma sufferers in the midstate might be more susceptible to attacks than those who live elsewhere.

A report from the American Lung Association ranked Cumberland and Dauphin counties among the 25 worst places in the nation in terms of short-term particle air pollution.

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