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Re: NYC Taking Steps to Promote Healthy Housing

Bailey Morey ·
My sister stays in NYC and I have visited her quite a few times. From my visits, I can say that NYC is one of the worst cities to stay for asthma patients. The level of pollution and allergens is too high in NYC. I hope this healthy housing scheme would improve the living conditions in the state. Another thing that I feel should be done is create more awareness about the use of vacuum cleaners. Nowadays, there are specially designed vacuum cleaners like the dyson cinetic ones which are...
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Re: NYC Taking Steps to Promote Healthy Housing

Kathy P ·
You can find other vacs and products that are Certified asthma & allergy friendly™
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NYC Taking Steps to Promote Healthy Housing

AAFA Community Services ·
The New York City Council is considering the Asthma-Free Housing Act of 2015 We know the environment can play a strong role in our health. But for patients with chronic conditions like asthma, a healthy indoor setting is critical. Indoor health hazards can all be asthma triggers . These hazards include mold, dust and pests (cockroaches, dust mites). Healthy indoor settings are a vital part of managing and controlling asthma. In large urban cities, older buildings and housing issues can often...
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People With Asthma Will Benefit From Nationwide Public Housing Smoking Ban

AAFA Community Services ·
A U.S. Housing and Urban Development (HUD) ban on smoking in public housing starts July 31, 2018. According to the rule, no one can smoke inside public housing. They also cannot smoke within 25 feet of any public housing building.
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Re: People With Asthma Will Benefit From Nationwide Public Housing Smoking Ban

lynne ·
I am trying to quit smoking but have to say that 25 feet OUTSIDE is a bit much. Very few people smoke....so it;s not exactly a smokestack outside. Smoke is bad I agree but many disabled people cannot get 25 feet and live in public housing. I see both sides.
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Action Alert: Protect Students With Asthma and Allergies

AAFA Community Services ·
We urge Congress to support the School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act (H.R. 2468) to put important protections in place for children with asthma and allergies.
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Re: Action Alert: Protect Students With Asthma and Allergies

Tiffany F. ·
Can AAFA create a facebook profile photo frame we could use to help promote awareness of this?
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Re: Action Alert: Protect Students With Asthma and Allergies

Melissa G ·
Great suggestion Tiffany! I will forward this on.
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