Tagged With "air quality"

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World Asthma Day Twitter Chat: Latinos & The Crisis of Air Quality

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Storify: Bilingual Twitter chat to discuss Latinos & The Crisis of Air Quality on World Asthma Day (May 2, 2107).
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How One Mom Uses Air Quality Alerts to Help Keep Son With Asthma Healthy

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How are children with asthma affected by poor air quality? The first week of May marks Air Quality Awareness Week . The EPA measures air quality to tell us how clean or polluted the air is. This has special significance for people with asthma. Air pollution is a trigger for some people with asthma. Through custom alerts, you can track air quality to plan outdoor activities, such as outdoor recess. That’s how one New Jersey mom realized her son with asthma was running into breathing...
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Now Recruiting: Study Examining Indoor Air Quality & Asthma Triggers in Maryland Children

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The National Center for Healthy Housing is looking for Maryland families with children suffering from asthma to join an important study about indoor air quality. The study looks at whether improving indoor air quality at home can: reduce asthma symptoms reduce asthma attacks improve quality of life for children and their parents This is the first study in the U.S. to examine middle class families in single-family homes. Certain families will receive extensive home improvements—at no...
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Re: How One Mom Uses Air Quality Alerts to Help Keep Son With Asthma Healthy

Katie D ·
Love to hear how this Mom is using the alerts to help her better manage both her and her sons asthma. The Air Quality Flag Program sounds like a great idea and hope more schools join.
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Re: How One Mom Uses Air Quality Alerts to Help Keep Son With Asthma Healthy

Lisa K ·
It really helps. When I get the alerts and he takes his inhaler before recess or outdoor gym, he almost never has any issues.
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Re: How One Mom Uses Air Quality Alerts to Help Keep Son With Asthma Healthy

Katie D ·
Lisa K posted: It really helps. When I get the alerts and he takes his inhaler before recess or outdoor gym, he almost never has any issues. Which means more fun and play time with his friends!
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Re: How One Mom Uses Air Quality Alerts to Help Keep Son With Asthma Healthy

Lisa K ·
Exactly! That's the most important thing to him. It's a win win... I get a healthy kid, and he gets to run around with his friends!
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Re: How One Mom Uses Air Quality Alerts to Help Keep Son With Asthma Healthy

Jen ·
Lisa - I'm glad this has made a difference for you and your son.
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Re: How One Mom Uses Air Quality Alerts to Help Keep Son With Asthma Healthy

Kathy P ·
I may need to start tracking this for myself - especially for when I bike!
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Weakening the Clean Air Act Will Worsen Asthma for Millions

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Ozone is a gas that can irritate the lining of the lungs, causing damage. It can reduce lung function and make it harder for you to breathe deeply. Car exhaust, chemicals and industrial facilities create ozone. High temperatures from climate change make ozone worse. Ozone contributes to what we call “smog.” 1 As ozone increases, so do asthma rates. Research has directly linked ozone to asthma attacks. 2 High levels of ozone even affects people with healthy lungs. Unless we take action now to...
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Re: Winter Weather Advisory – Asthma, Cold Air and Exercise

Carter ·
winter makes me cool this humidifier before I got it was very bad, and now I feel much better !
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Re: Winter Weather Advisory – Asthma, Cold Air and Exercise

Maryrita ·
In this article it talks about the possibility of "cold dry air" causing an asthma attack. Does this also apply to cold "moist "air as I live in Nova Scotia, Canada and am surrounded by the Atlantic Ocean
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Re: Winter Weather Advisory – Asthma, Cold Air and Exercise

Kathy P ·
Cold air in general can be an issue if you tend to breathe through your mouth. It doesn't have a chance to get warmed up before hitting your lungs.
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Re: Winter Weather Advisory – Asthma, Cold Air and Exercise

Kathy P ·
Hi Sue and welcome! Did the doc give you an asthma action plan on how to track your symptoms? Do your allergies trigger asthma? Do you have those controlled?
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Re: Winter Weather Advisory – Asthma, Cold Air and Exercise

Sue1949 ·
Hi, I saw an allergist two years ago, and a pulmonologist last week. Neither gave me a plan, although I asked for one. Sue
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Re: Winter Weather Advisory – Asthma, Cold Air and Exercise

Sue1949 ·
As for the allergies, I have had them under control for a year. My triggers seem to be cold weather, strong smells like bleach, perfume, and paint. Thanks☺
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Re: Winter Weather Advisory – Asthma, Cold Air and Exercise

Kathy P ·
All things that are difficult to avoid! As for the asthma plan, I'd push back on the pulmonologist for one. If need be, print out the one on the site here and ask him to fill it out. No need to reinvent the wheel.
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Re: Winter Weather Advisory – Asthma, Cold Air and Exercise

Sue1949 ·
I am new here and new to allergic asthma. I have had allergies all my life, but asthma for only a year or so. I am trying to find some helpful information about some practical things I can do to manage my symptoms. The doctor gave me the diagnosis, but I am left on my own to figure out how to live with it. I am glad to find this community.
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Winter Weather Advisory – Asthma, Cold Air and Exercise

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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America suggests these steps for reducing your chances of having winter’s cold air trigger your asthma...
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Asthma and Allergy Friendly Holiday Gifts for 2015

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Look for this mark on a package, so you know that product is scientifically proven to be more suitable for those with asthma and allergies.
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