Baltimore Asthma

Baltimore mayor signs new clean air standards

An incinerator business is threatening to close in the wake of Baltimore’s approval of new clean air standards.

Carrollton Ridge homeowner tethered to house by bad health

BALTIMORE–Dawn Ford sits in her wheelchair in the hallway of her rowhouse on the 600 block of South Smallwood Street, gazing up at the old painting of two horses grazing in a field, mountains rising in the background.

Baltimore’s asthma hot spots are poor, African-American neighborhoods with lots of empty houses

ZIP code 21223 in Southwest Baltimore’s Carrollton Ridge neighborhood — one the city’s poorest — is the worst asthma hot spot in Baltimore, a Capital News Service and Kaiser Health News analysis of Maryland hospital records found.

At home, in schools, on the street, the triggers for asthma lurk everywhere

Your home is meant to be a safe haven. But what happens when your refuge makes you sick?

Rare Carrollton Ridge homeowner tethered to her house by bad health

Dawn Ford sits in her wheelchair in the hallway of her rowhouse on the 600 block of South Smallwood Street, gazing up at the old painting of two horses grazing in a field, mountains rising in the background.

Landlords, tenants and city bureaucracy play role in housing problems

Kristina Way says that when rats were coming into her house from the vacant property next door, the landlord wouldn’t block up the hole under the kitchen cabinets that let them enter.

Health educator: Carpets, even cleaning products can make asthma worse

Senior health educator explains asthma triggers prevalent in Southwest Baltimore.

Researcher: Allergies, mice, even gas stoves linked to asthma

Dr. Elizabeth Matsui, a pediatrician, is an associate professor at the Johns Hopkins University and a national expert on asthma who has spent 15 years studying the effects of indoor environments on children with the disease, particularly in Baltimore.