Photo: Jean Evans, American Lung Assoc. of Hawaii
The Kukui Connection, produced/hosted by Rep. Marilyn Lee, welcomes Jean Evans, executive director of the American Lung Association of Hawaii to the show on Sunday, January 10th, 4:00 p.m. on Oceanic Cable, Olelo Channel 54. (The show repeats on January 24th at 4:00 p.m.)
Following the poor air quality and dangerous fireworks of this past New Year's Eve, Rep. Lee wanted to discuss the issue with the ALA-Hawaii. Some interesting facts:
*Hawaii has the highest rate of lung disease in the country.
*More than 175,000 people in the state have some form of lung disease, which is more than the populations of Maui and Kauai combined.
*Lung cancer is the predominant cancer in the state.
*Asthma is not hereditary, but tends to run in families.
*Asthma is high in Hawaii and triggered by things like cockroaches and second hand smoke.
*The ALA-Hawaii supports a total ban on fireworks.
*Find out more about the popular Breathe Concert coming up on January 30, 2010 at the Hawaii Theatre, starring Willie K.
Learn more about the ALA-Hawaii at their website.