Air Quality http://michiganradio.org en Poor air quality in Michigan is not limited to areas of industry http://michiganradio.org/post/poor-air-quality-michigan-not-limited-areas-industry <p>If we asked you to name the areas in Michigan most likely to have poor air quality, chances are pretty good you'd start with the Detroit area, or southeast Michigan. Certainly with all of the vehicles, the industry, and the dense population, it's not too surprising that the Detroit area most often has the most polluted air.</p><p>But some of the most beautiful, most scenic areas of Michigan also suffer from poor air quality.</p><p>MLive meteorologist Mark Torregrossa joined us today to help is find out where and why this is happening.</p><p><em>Listen to the full interview above.</em></p><p> Wed, 04 Sep 2013 21:07:08 +0000 Stateside Staff 14266 at http://michiganradio.org Poor air quality in Michigan is not limited to areas of industry A new plan for minority and low-income children with asthma http://michiganradio.org/post/new-plan-minority-and-low-income-children-asthma <p>The Obama administration has announced <a href="http://www.epa.gov/childrenstaskforce/index.html">a plan to help minority and low-income children with asthma</a>.&nbsp; The program stresses local coordination across health care, education, housing, and schools.<br /><br />About 1 out of every 10 Michigan children suffer from asthma. Minority and low-income kids experience higher rates of hospitalization, missed school days, and death from asthma.</p> Tue, 05 Jun 2012 16:19:02 +0000 Michigan Radio Newsroom 7768 at http://michiganradio.org