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Back-to-School Asthma and Allergy Tools

It's time for another school year! And that means it's time to make preparations for your student with asthma and allergies. Check out our school resources for a successful year!

Sleeping With the Enemy: Protect Your Face From Dust Mites

Dust mites love a nice, comfy pillow just like we do. But these microscopic creatures can be responsible for sniffling, sneezing, watery eyes and allergic asthma symptoms. So it makes sense to have the right pillow or pillow cover to reduce your exposure to dust mites. Learn what makes a pillow or pillow cover CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® so you can rest easy in a healthier sleeping environment.


Help Us Make a Difference for People With Asthma and Allergies

It is easier to manage asthma and allergies with encouraging support. When you support AAFA, you give people access to life-saving education. You help people connect with other people managing the same conditions. And you advocate for better protections for people with asthma and allergies. 

Please consider supporting AAFA. You can be part of our mission that makes a difference in the lives of people with asthma and allergies.



Special Report: Parents Weigh in on the Significant Impact of Managing Food Allergies

How much can food allergies impact a family's quality of life? Quite a bit. According to our My Life With Food Allergy: Parent Survey Report, managing a food allergy can seriously affect the emotional, social and financial well-being of parents.

Here are some of the findings in our report:

  • 44% say they or their spouse had to make a career choice (such as quitting or changing jobs) in order to care for their child

  • 59% felt they could never let their guard down

  • 74% said eating out was challenging

  • 82% changed family traditions because of food allergy

To see the rest of the results, read the first report from our three-part survey.

You Can Shape the Future of Eczema Treatments

Do you or your child have eczema? If so, you could be part of a patient-focused drug development (PFDD) project. 

The "More Than Skin Deep" project is a way to share your experiences with eczema with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and researchers. Your input can lead to better treatments. Learn how to get involved.


AAFA to DOT: People With Asthma and Allergies Need Equal Rights on Planes

On Aug. 21, 2019, AAFA met with members of the U.S. Department of Transportation. We shared how important it is for people with asthma and allergies to have equal rights on planes with emotional support animals. Read more about the meeting.

Action Alert: Protect Students With Asthma and Allergies

The School-Based Allergies and Asthma Management Program Act (H.R. 2468) would put important protections in place for children with asthma and allergies. Tell your legislators to support HR 2468 for students with asthma and allergies.

Thank you for your continued support.

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