Jerome Avenue area

Opinion: Let the Bronx Breathe—Address the Cross Bronx Expressway’s Impact on Asthma

“It is heartbreaking for us to see our patients struggling to breathe, knowing that their environment plays a role in their suffering—a factor beyond their control.” Adi TalwarA view of Jerome Avenue with its elevated 4 train and the Cross Bronx Expressway from the Grand Concourse. CityViews are readers’ opinions, not those of City Limits. Add your voice today! Much of the media spotlight has focused on the adverse health consequences of climate change, but while well-documented, relatively less attention has been given to the negative health impacts of structural racism.The effects of systemic racism have made citizens in the Bronx become prisoners of their own environment, affecting their health significantly.