NNaserri Carew-Johnson and her mother, Vicki, live in Atlanta.
Moderated by Rick Badie
It’s summertime and, in Georgia, that means stifling heat and occasional poor air quality. Ground-level ozone, a main ingredient of smog, has harmful effects, notably on the young, older adults and those with respiratory illnesses. It’s the focus of today’s discussion, led by a pediatric pulmonologist who calls for stronger ozone standards based on scientific evidence. The other column is written by an Atlanta teen who suffers with asthma.
Reduce ozone levels for kids’ sake
By Dr. LeRoy Graham Jr.
Caution: “Code Orange Smog Alert.”
Dr. LeRoy M. Graham Jr., a pediatric pulmonologist, is associate clinic professor of pediatrics at Morehouse School of Medicine and a staff physician at Scottish Rite Children’s Medical Center, Hughes Spalding Children’s Hospital and Egleston Children’s Hospital.
Clean up our air to ease asthma
By NNaserri Carew-Johnson