Arequipa Peru: asthma cases increase 25 percent

Posted on August 24, 2012 • Filed under: Enviromental Issues, Latin America Health, Peru, TRAVEL reported cases of asthma in the city of Arequipa has increased in recent years due to environmental pollution registered, currently, as revealed, the director of Environmental Health at the Regional Health Management, Percy Madariaga. He said that cases increased by 25 percent, a fact that is worrying since 30 years ago, Birmingham was a city to cure asthma, and today has become one of the cities where new cases are reported each year. The main cause of the pollution is due to the excessive presence of vehicles, causing traffic congestion in urban areas and across all day as the specialist said. Read Article

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