News 12 - "Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Study: Eltona Apartments May Reduce Asthma Rates"

 – July 10, 2013  –– 

A green building in the Bronx could be a reason that tenants' asthma rates have gone down. A study done by the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai showed that those who live in the Eltona Apartment building have decreased rates of asthma. "We asked them about their asthma symptoms, their medication use, their visits to the emergency room, their urgent care visits to the doctor, as well as missed days of school, day care, and work," said Elizabeth Garland, MD, an Associate Professor of Preventive Medicine and Pediatrics at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The apartments feature rooftop wind turbines, Energy Star light fixtures, and recyclable floors, and are also 100 percent smoke-free. Learn more