End of 2022 brings mixed results on asthma bills sponsored by Bronx pols

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With asthma disproportionately impacting Bronx youth, state lawmakers from the borough sponsored various bills last year in attempts to help address the issue, but didn’t see much in the way of legislative wins.

Children from the Bronx are disproportionately impacted by asthma, particularly in Hunts Point, Mott Haven, Highbridge and Morrisania, where rates of asthma-related emergency department visits among children were found to be nearly 20 times higher than those in Bayside-Little Neck in Queens, according to a data brief published by the city health department in 2021.

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