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Allergens are widespread, but highly variable in U.S. homes, according to the nation’s largest indoor allergen study to date. Researchers from the National Institutes of Health report that over 90 percent of homes had three or more detectable allergens, and 73 percent of homes had at least one allergen at elevated levels. The findings (link is external) were published November 30 in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology.
English, Home/Housing, Website
Request for proposals: Support for asthma programs with comprehensice environmental health services
This infographic was developed to help inform Medicaid members about access to spacers/valved-holding chambers, and why they should be used.
Asthma Friendly Policies, English, Document (PDF, Word, Excel)
In the United States, 6.2 million children are affected by asthma, causing them to miss school, extracurricular activities, and other important events. Environmental factors such as air pollution, mold, and secondhand smoke can worsen common asthma symptoms. Research from the NIEHS/EPA Children’s Centers has increased understanding of what factors heighten asthma and what can be done to help children maintain a normal quality of life.
These case studies highlight 10 school-based health centers across the country that have led interventions aimed at reducing exposure to environmental asthma triggers.
Other, School
The purpose of this guide is to support school-based health center staff in leading or supporting evidence-based strategies and promising practices to reduce exposure to environmental asthma triggers.
Reference Guide, School
Studies on the effects of weight loss in patients with asthma are scarce. No studies have been performed in patients with severe asthma. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to assess the impact of weight loss in patients with severe asthma associated with obesity.
An NIH-supported team has made the surprising discovery that some asthma medicines may also hold the potential to treat or help prevent Parkinson’s disease, a chronic, progressive movement disorder that affects at least a half-million Americans.