Cities in Connecticut are one of the hardest hit when it comes to asthma. Bridgeport, Connecticut, and surrounding cities have a worse rate than the entire country as a whole.
Some risk factors in Bridgeport include automobile exhaust, cigarette smoke, mold, and vermin. “Your ZIP Code matters. It’s a determinant of health,” said Marie-Christine Bournacki, a coordinator of the asthma program for the Connecticut Department of Public Health.