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Is Your Nearest City an Asthma Capital?

Asthma is greatly influenced by where you live. AAFA released its 2022 Asthma Capitals™ rankings with information on how location influences asthma in cities across the continental U.S. This year, Detroit, Michigan, comes in as the #1 Asthma Capital. Read the report to see where your city ranks.

Ragweed Pollen Counts Are High

It's the peak of ragweed pollen season in various locations across the United States and many of us are feeling the effects! Ragweed pollen isn't the only fall troublemaker. But the more you know, the better prepared you will be to manage fall allergy symptoms. Learn more about ragweed pollen and the fall Allergy Capitals so you can get some relief.

October Is Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month

October is Indoor Air Quality Awareness Month. And since indoor air is more polluted than outdoor air, next month is a good time to look at ways to improve the health of your home. Learn tips and find CERTIFIED asthma & allergy friendly® products that can help you improve the air throughout your home.


New! Voice of the Patient Report on Asthma in Childhood

The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America, the Allergy & Asthma Network, the American Lung Association, and the American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders recently released the Little Airways, Big Voices: Voice of the Patient Report on Asthma in Childhood. It highlights what is important to people living with and managing asthma in childhood. The report will help the FDA make decisions as they consider new treatment options. It will also help researchers, clinicians, and treatment developers consider new areas of research. Read the report to learn more about asthma in childhood.

Special thanks to Sanofi, Regeneron, Amgen, and Novartis for sponsoring the Little Airways, Big Voices initiative.


If I'm Allergic to Yellow Jackets, Will I Also Be Allergic to Wasp Stings?

A community member with an allergy to yellow jackets asks if that also makes them allergic to other stinging insects. Read what an allergist has to say about allergies to the venom of stinging insects.

Anaphylaxis Only to Male Dogs

Another community is facing a surprising situation: they have severe allergic reactions to male dogs but not female dogs. Have you experienced this? If so, hop over to our community to share your experience.
Do you have a question about asthma or allergies? Submit your question to our Ask the Allergist service. You can also chat with other people with asthma and allergies on our online community for support.

Support for Military Families Managing Asthma

AAFA has created a new private, online support group to support, educate, and provide resources specific to the challenges of managing asthma for military service members and their families. It’s also a great opportunity to connect with other people who share your experience.

If you or someone you know could benefit from this free community, you can join at


If you love our work, there are two great ways you can support our mission!

You have an opportunity to help us make even more of a difference in our community. GreatNonprofits - a review site like TripAdvisor - is honoring highly reviewed nonprofits with their 2022 Top-Rated Awards. Will you help us raise visibility for our work by posting a review of your experience with us? All reviews will be visible to potential donors and volunteers. It’s easy and only takes 3 minutes!

You can also give a gift to AAFA to support our mission to save lives and reduce the burden of disease for people with asthma and allergies through support, advocacy, education, and research. Through a gift to AAFA, you help us continue to provide life-saving programs and life-changing improvements to treatments and policies to help families for years to come.



Coming Soon: Webinars on Nasal Polyps, Systemic Mastocytosis, and Atopic Dermatitis

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Did You Miss Our Previous Newsletter?

Check out our previous issues to learn about the September Asthma Epidemic, school resources, the Inflation Reduction Act and its impact on climate change and health care access, and more.

Thank you for your continued support.

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