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Asthma patients, with a specific genetic profile, exhibit more intense symptoms following exposure to traffic pollution, according to researchers at the National Institutes of Health and collaborators. The study appeared online in Scientific Reports.
“It’s Asthma” is a tailored health education resource targeted toward adolescents and emerging adults with asthma that provides information about indoor environmental asthma triggers and strategies to reduce exposure to these triggers. “It’s Asthma” consists of six infographics that focus on five common indoor environmental asthma triggers (i.e., secondhand smoke, pets, mold, dust mites, and pests), and can be used to assist adolescents and emerging adults with their asthma management. DeAndra Morris, an ASPPH/EPA Environmental Health Fellow hosted by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Indoor Environments Division, has created the “It’s Asthma” Infographic Series as part of her participation and training in the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASPPH) Public Health Fellowship Program.
English, Education/Outreach Materials, Other
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has created a Spanish-language version of our Wee Breathers™ program, which is designed to educate families and young children about asthma care and prevention.
Education/Outreach Materials, Training Materials, Spanish
The purpose of this guide is to support school-based health center staff in leading or supporting evidence-based strategies and promising practices to reduce exposure to environmental asthma triggers.
Reference Guide, School
A new study looked at whether allergy-causing substances in the home influence kids’ risk of developing asthma. The results provide clues for preventing asthma before it develops.
Climate change is a significant threat to the health of the American people. EPA has recently published a series of fact sheets focusing on the health impacts of climate change at different stages of life, and for certain populations of concern.
English, Fact Sheet, Other
An infographic geared to school staff and administrators that includes Michigan asthma/school stats and best practices.
English, Fact Sheet, School
Asthma and Respiratory Foundation NZ are marking this year’s World Asthma Day with the launch of a revolutionary new online ‘Teachers’ Asthma Toolkit’.
Community Health/Outreach Worker Tool, English, Training/Educational Kit
Using this home assessment can help make homes healthier.
English, Document (PDF, Word, Excel), Environmental Assessment/Checklist