Saturday, September 14, 2013

Residents Concerned About High Rate of Asthma

Fifteen percent of the adults in Nevada have asthma as compared to 13.8 of adults nationwide. A professor at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, attributes the state’s higher asthma rate to the dry weather combined with dust and rapid temperature changes. According to researchers, state residents should be concerned about the winds that add to respiratory ailments by stirring up dust and pollen.

Although the state might lead the nation in asthma and in smoking tobacco products, the overall health of Las Vegas citizens appears to be equal to or, in some instances such as obesity and diabetes, better than the rest of the nation.


  1. I've always noticed that when I travel out-of-state, my asthma tends to not be an issue. Maybe the research is right.

  2. I blame it on all the pollution in town. Have you seen our rate of smokers? Let alone the pollen.