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EPA Works to Reduce Air Pollution in 32 States by Improving Older School Buses

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Today, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) awarded more than $8.7 million to replace or retrofit 452 older diesel school buses. The funds are going to 141 school bus fleets in 32 states, each of which will receive rebates through EPA's Diesel Emissions Reduction Act (DERA) funding. The new and retrofitted buses will reduce pollutants that are linked to health problems such as asthma and lung damage.
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What People With Asthma Need to Know About Foods Made With Liquid Nitrogen

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One recent food trend has some people concerned: adding liquid nitrogen right before eating to create the effect of smoke. It may sound fun, but is it safe, especially for people with asthma?
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Air Quality Flags and Apps Help Protect People with Asthma

AAFA Community Services ·
The first week of May is 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. The EPA calculates the Air Quality Index (AQI) based on five major air pollutants regulated by the Clean Air Act: ground-level ozone particle pollution (also known as particulate matter) carbon monoxide sulfur dioxide nitrogen dioxide For people who have...
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Reduce Your Holiday Stress With These Asthma Control Tips

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Don't let hidden allergy and asthma triggers ruin your holiday cheer. Knowing where your triggers can hide during this festive season can reduce your chances of an asthma flare. Review your Asthma Action Plan and always keep your emergency medicines with you at all times.
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Re: Can wood smoke cause an allergic reaction?

JR ·
@Arle , inhaling wood smoke is not good for anyone's lungs. Regarding whether or not wood smoke is worse than the smoke produced from other things that you could burn (e.g. paper, plastic, leaves, etc.) --the answer depends. Whenever you burn something, byproducts are created. Burnt wood results in things like water, carbon monoxide (CO), carbon dioxide (CO2), sulfur oxides (SOx), and nitrogen oxides (NOx). Burnt plastics release things like hydrochloric acid, SOx, dioxins, furans, and heavy...
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Keep Kids and Adults With Allergies and Asthma Safe This Halloween

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Halloween means crisp fall air, pumpkins, and trick-or-treating. But for adults and kids who manage asthma and allergies, even the best parts of Halloween – like treats, costumes, and decorations – can be frightful triggers. Knowing how to avoid triggers can reduce stress and minimize the chances of a food allergy reaction or an asthma attack. Here are our tips to make your Halloween safer. Take Precautions to Reduce the Spread of Respiratory Illnesses COVID-19 , the flu , respiratory...
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Breathe Easier: Improving Indoor Air Quality in Your Living Room

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Your indoor air can actually be worse than outdoor air. This is because your indoor air is made up of the outdoor air that comes in your home, plus allergens , scents, and chemicals. After you’ve improved the air quality in your bedroom and kitchen , the next room to work on is your living room. Improve Your Living Room’s Environment The living room is the center of activity in your home. That means it’s also a central location for many triggers, irritants, and allergens that affect indoor...
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