AAEA President Norris McDonald delivered the keynote address at the Public Health and Air Quality Forum at Mt. Vernon Hospital. The forum was cosponsored by the African American Men of Westchester County and the New York Affordable Reliable Electricity Alliance. The event is part of an ongoing effort to support the hospital in promoting the growing concerns of air quality in local Mt. Veron communities and throughout the region.
McDonald, an environmentalist for 29 years and a chronic asthmatic, discussed the health issues caused by poor air quality and the steps that can be taken by the community to move towards a better environment. The forum was moderated by Julian Philips, former news anchor for New York City's Fox TV affiliate, and other panelists included Zev Carrey, MD (Pulmonologist, Mt Vernon Hospital) and Lawrence Salley (Commissioner, Westchester Co. Dept of Transportation).