You may be familiar with the common affects of climate change: extreme weather, rising sea levels and melting ice caps. But did you know climate change can also make allergies and asthma symptoms worse?
On July 13, 2017, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) will join Moms Clean Air Force at Upper Senate Park in Washington, D.C., to support action against climate change. Instead of a sit-in, moms and their children will host their fourth annual Play-In for Climate Action. The family-friendly event will have kids’ activities, music and speakers.
Climate Change and Asthma
Climate change is a huge threat to those with respiratory diseases like asthma. Recent studies show air pollution can cause asthma. And higher temperatures increase ground-level ozone worse. This causes airway inflammation and damages lung tissue. Climate change also helps many pollen-producing plants grow larger and produce more pollen, making allergic asthma harder to control.
AAFA supports action against climate change because of its effect on those with asthma and allergies. We are joining the Play-In for Climate Action to send a message that we need to be serious about fighting climate change.
If you live near Washington, D.C., bring your family to the play-in and help us call for change. By coming together against climate change, we can work toward creating a better environment for those with allergies and asthma. We can work toward reducing asthma levels and not causing them to increase.
What: Play-In for Climate Action
When: July 13, 2017, 9 a.m.
Where: Upper Senate Park, 200 New Jersey Avenue, Washington, DC 20001