States pair with feds to supply air quality data to asthmatics

Sunday, December 19th 2004, 5:19 pm
By: News On 6

DETROIT _ Oklahoma is one of five states joining with the federal government to provide air quality information to asthma sufferers.

The program called EnviroFlash provides information via cell phones, pager or e-mail to help asthmatics plan their day and protect their health.

Some resources already provide similar information, but EnviroFlash can be tailored to individual needs. One person may be affected particularly by pollen while another may react to the ozone or temperature.

EnviroFlash began in October and is available in Oklahoma City, Detroit, Cincinnati, Nashville, Tennessee and the area around Greensboro, Winston-Salem and High Point, North Carolina.

It may be expanded in March.