Children and Asthma
Children and Asthma is a co-production of Allie Light, Irving Saraf, Nancy Evans and KQED-TV, Ch 9, San Francisco.

The film investigates the epidemic of childhood asthma and possible links to environmental exposures at the same time it educates parents about how to protect their children from acute asthma attacks. The film visits families and research centers in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Iowa City, New York City and Duke University.

Personal stories make visible the social and public health implications of chilhood asthma and interviews with prominent researchers and clinicians make clear and understandable the scientific evidence linking asthma and the environment. Emphasizing the importance of environmental justice as essential to child and family health, this engaging documentary will stimulate public debate on strategies for change to reduce the incidence of asthma and ensure access to care for those who have the disease. Children and Asthma was broadcast on PBS throughout California in 2002. The film is available through Filmakers Library.
Music by Larry Seymour
Light-Saraf Films
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