Today the MI Air MI Health Coalition and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, Michigan Chapter gave testimony to the Michigan Senate Energy and Technology Committee on the health impacts of Michigan’s energy policy. Rory Neuner, Project Director of MI Air MI Health was joined by Kathleen Slonager, RN, Executive Director of AAFA. The pair touched on new data showing that Michigan is performing worse than many comparable states on a number of indicators of diseases tied to poor outdoor air quality, including Michigan’s asthma rate is nearly 25% higher than the national average. Since 2001, our asthma rates have consistently gotten worse.
To view a copy of the prepared written testimony, click here.