Asthma: making our lives more miserable
Protecting nature means saving ourselves. Sprawl and congestion are more than just an inconvenience. As we allow unchecked development to clog our cities and towns, we are increasing the risk of asthma to our children.
Moreover, stop-and-go traffic may be even worse. Next time you're sitting in gridlock, remember that you're more than just frustrated and late for dinner. Think "growth" is always good for your life? What about your kids'?
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Writer, singer, linguist and activist Daniel Patrick Welch lives and writes in Salem, Massachusetts, with his wife, Julia
Nambalirwa-Lugudde. Together they run The
Greenhouse School. Some of his articles have been broadcast on radio, and translations are available in up to 20 languages. Links to the website are appreciated at