Fine Dust Linked to Asthma, Cancer and Heart Attacks

Investigations by Jaxon Van Derbeken, Robert Campos, Jeremy Carroll, and Michael Horn : nbcbayarea – excerpt (includes video)

San Francisco’s political and spiritual leaders recently hailed the city’s newest tallest building, the 61-story Salesforce tower, as the centerpiece of its ongoing building boom. But residents who live three miles away are left to wonder whether the boom is taking a toll on their health…

At San Francisco General’s child asthma clinic, Dr. Robert Blount, a lung specialist, suspects that bad air is contributing to the Bayview-Hunter’s Point asthma epidemic….. (more)


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