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Indoor Air Quality and Its Effects on People With Asthma (Live Stream)

Kenneth Mendez, President and CEO of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), will be a guest panelist at the White House Summit on Indoor Air Quality. He will advocate for the over 60 million people in the U.S. with asthma and allergies.

Register now to watch the live stream on Oct 11, 1 – 5 p.m. ET!


Why Is Indoor Air Quality Important?

Indoor air quality is an important factor in asthma management. Asthma is a chronic condition that is made worse by poor indoor and outdoor air quality.

Black, Hispanic, and Indigenous Americans already bear the disproportionate burden of asthma in the United States.

School children with asthma are greatly affected by poor indoor air quality too. Indoor air quality in schools can impact children’s health and how well they perform in school. Asthma is the leading cause of missed school days, and children with severe asthma are more likely to perform poorly in school. All children deserve safe and healthy environments in which to grow and learn.

The quality of the environment around us has a direct impact on our health and the health of future generations. We have an obligation to preserve clean air for the health and well-being of all Americans, but especially for the most vulnerable like children with asthma and allergies. Join AAFA during this live stream to show your support for improving the quality of life for people with asthma.

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I agree with Belle.
When schools, hospitals or Any building uses scent devices (like scent beams, Glade, febreeze, scented floor cleaning products, scented hand sanitizer, scented carpet cleaner, scented soap) it becomes a barrier for those of us who have reactions to the chemicals in those fragrances. (those with chemical induced asthma, migraines, COPD, learning disabilities, dementia).
The list is endless as to how many people are affected by the undisclosed chemicals that chemical companies are allowed to use with absolutely no obligation to disclose which chemicals they are using, nor the thousands of combinations of chemicals they use to create their horrendous array of toxic endocrine disrupting fragrances.
Thousands of us cannot go anywhere, other than our homes, without being sick (and so many don't even have safe fragrance free housing).
Please address this issue, because these people can't even go to the hospital without feeling more sick by the time they came out, than when they went in.
Fragrance chemicals create brain fog and students have a harder time learning whether the general public recognizes this yet or not.
The Mayo Clnic recognizes that many people with Cancer need unscented environments, but nurses don't even realize that someone with breathing issues needs the staff that is helping them get better to be unscented in order for them to heal.
There is a HUGE disconnect in so many hospitals, schools and businesses when it comes to knowing what 'safe' air is.  With all these disinfectants using potentially toxic chemicals to begin with, adding fragrance chemicals Absolutely Does Not make a room or hospital area cleaner.  Those chemicals that fragrance is made out of, pollute the air and make it Absolutely more difficult for so many people, including myself, to breath.
It is a crying shame that fragrances in school cleaning supplies and air fresheners are allowed.   We all need clean unscented oxygen in order to thrive.  No one can ever claim that toxic xeno-estrogenic petro-chemical fragrance chemicals will enrich anyone's lives.
They, in fact, poisoning everyone. 
Thank you.


Please mention places using air fresheners or other scented products.  Making it difficult to go into them or use any restrooms.  Hotels using them in their lobbies and you can't go in.

I hope the Government finally makes better laws for people with asthma and other allergies.  It is considered a disability, but places don't care.

Good Luck

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