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Twitter Chat: Environmental Justice and Asthma Health Impacts on Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous Americans

Join the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and the American Public Health Association's (APHA) Environment Section on Thursday, April 22, 2021, at 1 p.m. ET (10 a.m. PT) for a Twitter chat on environmental justice and asthma health, as well as how these issues affect Black, Hispanic, and American Indian/Alaska Native groups. Follow @AAFANational and @APHAEnvironment and use the hashtag #EJAH2021 to join the conversation. AAFA, APHA's Environment Section, and other experts will...

FDA Approves Xolair® (Omalizumab) Prefilled Syringe for Self-Injection

Novartis today announced that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the supplemental Biologics License Application for Xolair® (omalizumab) prefilled syringe for self-injection in appropriate patients across all approved US indications.1 Xolair is the only FDA-approved biologic designed to target and block immunoglobulin E (IgE) for the treatment of moderate to severe persistent allergic asthma, chronic idiopathic urticaria (CIU) and nasal polyps.

AAFA Applauds Biomass Plant Permit Denial

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is thrilled that the Massachusetts Department of Environmental Protection (MassDEP) has revoked the air permit for the proposed biomass energy facility in Springfield, Massachusetts . The proposed facility was environmentally unjust and would have caused additional negative health impacts to an overburdened community. According to AAFA’s 2019 Asthma Capitals Report , Springfield is already the most challenging city in the United States to...

AAFA and Rabbit Air Team Up to Help At-Risk Children With Asthma

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Rabbit Air have teamed up to help children in San Diego, California, and St. Louis, Missouri, have better indoor air quality to improve asthma management. AAFA is currently working with Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego. We are helping them grow and expand their severe asthma clinic by providing funding, education support, and building their community network. AAFA staff meet with members of the Rady Children’s severe asthma clinic...

AAFA Teams With OMRON Healthcare to Provide Nebulizers to Vulnerable Patients With Asthma

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) is working with OMRON Healthcare to distribute medical-grade nebulizers and expand access to asthma management technology to underserved communities nationwide through AAFA's regional chapters . We appreciate Omron's support of AAFA's mission to address health disparities across the U.S . PRESS RELEASE OMRON Healthcare, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) Join Together to Provide More Respiratory Medical Care to Underserved...

Improve Your Indoor Air Quality With the Latest Issue of freshAAIR™ Magazine

The Spring 2021 issue of freshAAIR™ Magazine – our digital magazine for people with asthma and allergies – is available! This special issue includes tips and information to help you improve your indoor air quality for a healthier home. It also highlights our asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program . The Certification Program helps people make informed purchases for a healthier home. Even if a product is labeled “hypoallergenic” or “asthma and allergy friendly,” it doesn’t mean...