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Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America Breath eNewsletter

Thank You to Our 2018 Sponsors!

We’d like to thank our corporate sponsors during 2018. We sincerely appreciate their support that allows us to offer education, advocacy and support to families managing asthma and allergies. Thank you!
 

Aimmune
Therapeutics

AstraZeneca

CHPA

DBV Technologies

Genetech

Kaléo

Novartis

PhRMA

Sanofi Genzyme

Regeneron

Are You Prepared to Face the Cold Weather?

Dry, cold air can be an asthma trigger, but you can take steps to try to avoid a flare as much as possible. Check out our tips for avoiding asthma symptoms when the temperature drops.
News & Research

Groups Oppose EPA's Efforts to Weaken Carbon Pollution Limits 

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recently proposed to weaken the Carbon Pollution Standards for New, Modified and Reconstructed Power Plants. This proposal could reverse current protections, impacting those with asthma and increasing asthma rates. Read the joint statement AAFA and other health and medical groups sent to the EPA.

GINA Recommends Use of FeNO Monitoring for Difficult-to-Treat and Severe Asthma Management

The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) released a statement recommending that fractional exhaled nitric oxide (FeNO) testing be used to monitor difficult-to-treat and severe asthma. FeNO testing is a lung function test that measures the amount of nitric oxide in your lungs. The presence of nitric oxide shows there is inflammation in your airways. It can be a helpful tool to diagnose asthma and tell if your treatment plan is working. Find out more about the GINA recommendations.
Give the Gift of a Healthier Home
Better indoor air quality is one of the best gifts you can give. This holiday season, consider gifts that pass strict scientific tests to prove they are more suitable for making your home healthier. Our CERTIFIED products include mattress and pillow covers, sheets, toys, vacuums and more. Many of our asthma & allergy friendly® CERTIFIED products are available online and at major retailers. Find out more at aafa.org/certified.
Help Save Others Like Javan
On Feb. 17, 2018, Javan Allison took a shower and wrote "help me" on the steamy bathroom mirror with his finger. He was struggling to breathe and having a severe asthma attack.

"Normally, we would catch his asthma attacks and be in the emergency room for a couple of hours. This time, he was in the ICU for a week," reports his mom Monique Cooper-Allison.

Asthma is a chronic disease. It can be life-threatening. Each day, 10 people die from asthma. AAFA needs your support so we can continue to save lives and reduce asthma deaths.
Thank you for your continued support.
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