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Get Ready for National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

May is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. The more than 100 million people in the U.S. with asthma and allergies deserve access to affordable health care, clean air, healthy buildings, and safe food. Watch for announcements on our newsletter, blog, community, and social media for ways you can take action to help AAFA raise asthma and allergy awareness. Here are some ways you can get involved now:

Spring Cleaning for an Asthma and Allergy Friendly Home

 AAFA's checklist can help you effectively clean your home to improve your indoor air quality and reduce asthma and allergy triggers. See our spring cleaning tips.

Plan Your Next Building or Remodeling Project with Asthma and Allergies in Mind

Planning a remodel or new building project? Some building materials can affect your asthma and allergies. Through our asthma & allergy friendly® Certification Program, we've tested appliances, paints, flooring, and insulation to help make sure your indoor environment is a healthier one. Learn more about our certification standards for building products.


AAFA Advocates for New Emissions Standards

AAFA’s Senior Director of Policy and Advocacy, Jenna Riemenschneider, presented at a congressional staff briefing recently in favor of the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) new vehicle emissions standards. These standards will help people with asthma breathe easier by reducing carbon emissions. AAFA is proud to be a part of the Clean Vehicle Coalition and to support this bold step in favor of clean vehicles and healthy air. 

Check Out These Research Opportunities!

You can be a key part of research to help improve asthma and allergy treatment, education, and awareness! Read about current research opportunities for people with asthma and nasal polyps.

Nasal Epinephrine Study Shows Positive Results

UTULY™ nasal epinephrine spray showed positive results in people with and without nasal congestion (stuffy nose) in a recent study. Read Bryn Pharma's press release.


Penicillium Mold Allergy Versus Penicillin Antibiotics

An allergy to penicillium mold may have you wondering if you can take penicillin. Allergist Dr. John James discusses whether or not you should be concerned.

What Is the Difference Between Metered Dose Inhalers (MDIs) and Dry Powder Inhalers (DPIs)?

If you have asthma, you probably use an MDI or DPI inhaler as part of your treatment. But do you know the difference? Dr. James explains the difference between the two, as well as pros and cons of each.

If you have a question about asthma or allergies, you can send it to our Ask the Allergist service.


Managing Pollen Allergies

Most of the U.S. is dealing with medium-to-high pollen counts right now and we aren't even halfway through spring yet. How are you managing? Share your experience with our community.


Dealing with Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

One community member is dealing with the effects of VOCs from new carpet. VOCs can trigger asthma. What have you done to manage your exposure to VOCs as you wait for them to wear off?

Chat with other people with asthma and allergies on our online community for support.


Managing Allergic Asthma in Children - Video

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and John James, MD, recently hosted a webinar titled, “Managing Allergic Asthma in Children.” You can now watch the replay on demand!

During the webinar, we talked about:

  • What is allergic asthma?
  • Signs, symptoms, and triggers of allergic asthma
  • Treatment and management of allergic asthma in children

Managing CSU - Video

If you missed AAFA's webinar with PlatformQ Health and MedLive called, “It’s Not in Your Head! How to Manage Your Chronic Spontaneous Urticaria and Feel Better,” you can watch it on demand. Learn more about managing CSU, causes, diagnosis, and treatment options.



When you donate to AAFA, you help people with asthma and allergies live life to the fullest. AAFA provides trusted information and tools to help people manage asthma and allergies. With your support, we can continue to share information and offer support through our social media channels, website, online patient support community, support center, and formal educational programs.
Please consider giving a gift today to make a lasting impact on people living with asthma and allergies!


Did You Miss Our Previous Newsletter?

Check out our previous issue to learn about Allergy Capitals, the albuterol shortage, advocacy updates, and more. 

Thank you for your continued support.

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