Clearing the air: Brown study focuses on local air quality

UP IN THE AIR: Grace Berg, left, Breathe Providence project coordinator, and Meredith Hastings, Brown University professor, check on one of the group’s air sensors in the Jewelry District in Providence. 
PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO
UP IN THE AIR: Grace Berg, left, Breathe Providence project coordinator, and Meredith Hastings, Brown University professor, check on one of the group’s air sensors in the Jewelry District in Providence. 
PBN PHOTO/­MICHAEL SALERNO
Rhode Island may be the smallest of the 50 states, but it stands out among the rest in at least one category: asthma rates. Approximately 12.6% of Rhode Islanders suffer from asthma, which is one of the highest rates in the country, according to a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Data…

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