People With Asthma Should Avoid Living In These Cities

Bridgeport, Connecticut

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.

cars driving with exhaust leaking out
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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.