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Childhood Asthma, Stress and Pollution: Why Where You Live Matters

Toronto, Ontario
November 12, 2009

Let's Get Talking: Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael's Hospital Community Discussion Series

6:00-8:00 p.m.
South Riverdale Community Health Centre, 955 Queen Street East

A community forum to share ideas and information about health and fairness

When we think about causes for childhood asthma we usually think about causes such as traffic or air pollution. But recent research has shown that other factors such as living in a low-income neighbourhood or family-related stress is also strongly linked to the development of childhood asthma. What do money and stress have to do with air pollution and childhood asthma? In this community forum we will talk about the relationship between where you live and family stress-levels on the development of childhood asthma. We will discuss what we can do - and what is being done - to help create healthier neighbourhoods for all.

With Ketan Shankardass, PhD, Research Fellow, Centre for Research on Inner City Health, St. Michael's Hospital, Toronto, and Panelists Peg Lahn, Member of Neighbourhood Action on Air Quality, and Kathleen Frame, Asthma Program Coordinator, South Riverdale CHC

Everyone is welcome. Free admission, sandwiches & snacks.

RSVP to Anne-Marie Tynan, (416) 864-6060 x2522 or tynanma@smh.toronto.on.ca, or to Caryn Thompson, (416) 461-1925 x253 or cthompson@srchc.com.