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No Asthma Attacks in May, You Can Help

Contact Information: 
Joe Hubbard or Jennah Durant at 214-665-2200 or r6press@epa.gov

DALLAS – (May 11, 2016) Asthma is a serious, sometimes life-threatening chronic respiratory disease that affects the quality of life for almost 24 million Americans, including an estimated 6 million children. While asthma cannot be cured, it can be controlled. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has many resources to help educate kids, families, teachers, and healthcare providers on the environmental factors that can affect asthma, and how to avoid triggering attacks.

EPA’s “No Asthma Attacks” educational program features public service announcements, videos, websites and other education resources available for free. Included in these materials are ready-to-air radio segments in the Native American languages of Navajo, Lakota, and Anishinaabe.

EPA also partners with other federal agencies and national organizations to help raise awareness of asthma and the importance of managing common environmental asthma triggers. Partners include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, the Asthma Community Network, and the American Lung Institute. By working together, EPA and its partners encourage integration of outreach and education on environmental asthma triggers.

May is Asthma Awareness Month, but you can take action year-round to control environmental triggers and improve the quality of life for those living with this disease. For more information on asthma education and attack prevention, please visit https://www.epa.gov/asthma.

For more information on EPA’s “No Asthma Attacks” campaign, and to order free copies of education materials, please visit:

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