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Springfield, Massachusetts, is #1 on our 2018 Asthma Capitals report. Our report ranks the top 100 most challenging places to live with asthma. Read how your city ranks for top asthma outcomes, like number of people with asthma, asthma-related ER visits and asthma-related deaths. Also learn about our nations "Asthma Belts," two regions where asthma rates are highest on our report. 

If you're feeling the effects of pollen right now, you might live in an Allergy Capital. See where your city ranks on our 2018 Spring Allergy Capitals report. We ranked cities based on:

  • Pollen and mold counts
  • Allergy medication usage
  • Availability of board-certified allergists
Read the 2018 Spring Allergy Capitals report now.

Learn more about asthma and staying healthy while managing it. Join AAFA and the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology on Wednesday, May 2 at 12 pm EDT for a Twitter chat.

4 Easy Ways to Spread Education for Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. This month, we take time to help others understand more about asthma and allergies. Here are some ways you can help spread awareness:

1. Change your profile picture on your social media accounts to one of our awareness ribbons.

2. Tweet awareness messages about asthma and allergies. 

3. If you have asthma or are managing your child's asthma, participate in research by taking one of our surveys from your computer, mobile device or tablet:
  • Scents and irritants survey: How do you feel about scents and irritants? How does it affect how you manage your (or your child’s) asthma and allergy symptoms? (about 5-7 minutes) 
  • Clinical trials survey: What do you think about clinical trials? Have you ever thought about participating in one? (about 25-30 minutes)
4. Take action to honor and improve the lives of those living with asthma and allergies
Have a Healthier Home

New and Improved Certified asthma & allergy friendly® products for 2018

Many products claim to help those with asthma and allergies, but not all of them do. If you buy Certified asthma & allergy friendly® products, you know you are getting products that are scientifically tested to be suitable for those with asthma and allergies. Through our program, you’ll find Certified products #forahealthierhome like air cleaners, bedding, cleaning products, toys and more.
And we've added even more products in 2018. Here are some recently CERTIFIED products you can use to create an asthma- and allergy-friendly home: Some of our CERTIFICATION partners have made their CERTIFIED products even better:

Find the CERTIFIED Mark and Win Products #forahealthierhome

Have you seen our CERTIFIED Mark while shopping? If you snap a selfie with the Mark and post it on our Facebook page, you could earn a chance to win one of seven CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® products.

We will be giving away:
  • LG PuriCare™ Air Purifier Silver Model
  • LG Styler clothes steamer
  • Rabbit Air Purifier MinusA2
  • DeLonghi Dehumidifier 
  • Welspun Nano Core goodnight sleep® comforter and mattress pad
  • Bona free & simple® Hardwood Floor Cleaner
  • SmartSilk® comforters and pillows
Watch our CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® Facebook page or AAFA's blog for more information coming soon!
How You Can Make a Difference
Sixty million people in the U.S. have asthma and allergies. That’s more than diabetes, cancer, coronary heart disease, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s combined. Through a donation to the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, you can improve the lives of people with asthma and allergies. Your gift allows us to continue to offer life-saving information, support, advocacy and research to the millions managing these conditions every day. Your donation, no matter how small, makes a difference. Thank you!
Thank you for your continued support.
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