Free Allergy and Asthma Resources

Asthma and Allergy Resources

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bullet Be sure to also see the page on dust mites , which also cause allergies. Control measures include enclosing the mattress top and sides with a plastic cover or other dust mite impervious cover (available here) , thoroughly vacuuming mattress pillows and the base of the bed. Put an airtight plastic or polyurethane cover over your mattress. This tip is number one for a reason: it is in your bed that you are closest to the mites and their feces and enclosing the mattress and pillows in a dust mite cover virtually eliminates the mites here.  There is a website, The Allergy Store , that we recommend t hat sells allergy controls, like the dustmite-proof fitted sheets. Mattresses covered with "fitted sheets" help prevent the accumulation of human skin scales on the surface

Other Asthma and Allergy Resources

  • bullet Allergy and Asthma Network, Mothers of Asthmatics (AANMA)
    AANMA, a national nonprofit network of families, offers information about living with allergies and asthma ... more
  • bullet Allergy Basics Center bullet Alliance of Community Health Plans bullet Asthma Intervention for Inner-City Children
    This site provides background information about the intervention ... more
  • bullet Allies Against Asthma bullet Allies Against Asthma Resource Bank
    This is a centralized system for sharing information about tools and materials that may be useful to coalitions and community programs addressing asthma ... more
  • bullet American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology bullet Taking on Asthma
    This site provides information about an initiative to reduce the negative health consequences associated with asthma ... more
  • bullet American Academy of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology  
    bullet American College of Allergy, Asthma, and Immunology
    bullet American Association of Health Plans bullet Taking on Asthma
    This site provides information about an initiative to reduce the negative health consequences associated with asthma ... more
  • bullet American Lung Association's Asthma Site
    ALA provides information about asthma and older people , teens and asthma , asthma medicines and attacks , peak flow meters , and home control of allergies and asthma .
  • bullet Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
    AAFA provides information about asthma and allergy education, advocacy, and research ... more
  • bullet Association of State and Territorial Health Officials
    A new publication from ASTHO’s Environmental Health program is a case study on using educational data for asthma surveillance. The case study titled, "Tracking Childhood Asthma with School Data in Three States," features asthma surveillance programs that have incorporated school-based data into their work. States included in the case study are Connecticut, Maine, and Massachusetts. The case study is available online at
    [PDF, 96 Kb]  
  • bullet Center for Health Care Strategies (CHCS)
    CHCS directs national programs on behalf of two major health care philanthropies: The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and The Annie E. Casey Foundation. bullet Improving Asthma Care for Children Program
    Improving Asthma Care for Children projects underway at five health plans are seeking to improve the health and health-related quality of life for children with asthma, develop and sustain partnerships with key community stakeholders, and institutionalize innovative clinical models in asthma care ... more
  • bullet Institute of Medicine
    Clearing the Air: Asthma and Indoor Air Exposure
    This book provides information about the role that indoor air pollution plays in asthma causation, prevalence, triggering, and severity ... more bullet National Allergy Bureau
    1-800-9-POLLEN or 1-800-976-5536
  • bullet National Association of State Boards of Education
    State-Level School Health Policies
    This site includes information on state legal codes, rules, standards, administrative orders, mandates, and resolutions, and links to additional resources ... more
  • bullet National Asthma Education and Prevention Program
    NHLBI Information Center
    bullet National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL)
    NCSL is a bipartisan, national forum for state lawmakers to communicate with one another and to share ideas on various topics, including asthma. bullet Asthma Web Resources
    This site includes links to policy briefs on asthma, analyses of state legislation, and a searchable database of state legislation and statutes ... more bullet Asthma: A Growing Epidemic (Environmental Health Series, 2000)
    Rates for asthma have steadily increased over the past 20 years in all age groups. Children under age 5 have been the hardest hit, experiencing a two and one-half fold increase. Despite advances in medical treatment, asthma deaths nave nearly doubled since 1980 and now total more than 5,000 per year ... more bullet State Policies Regarding Student Rights to Possess & Self-Administer Prescribed Medications for Asthma & Anaphylaxis
    A map showing which states allow students to carry and self-administer presecribed medications for asthma and anaphylaxis ... more bullet National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
    National Asthma Education and Prevention Program
    This site provides information about the program and about asthma according to target audience ... more bullet Guidelines for the Diagnosis and Management of Asthma
    The National Asthma Education and Prevention Program (NAEPP) Expert Panel identified key questions about asthma management and used a systematic review of the evidence to prepare answers and update recommendations for clinical practice ... more
  • bullet National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
    NIAID provides support for scientists conducting research aimed at developing better ways to diagnose, treat, and prevent asthma ... more
  • bullet National Library of Medicine (NLM)
    NLM, the largest online medical library, provides health information, library services, research programs, and general information related to topics such as asthma ... more bullet PBS Kid's Asthma Tips
    This site helps children learn what asthma is, what can trigger asthma attacks, and how to stay active and healthy if they have asthma ... more bullet Quest for the Code: An Adventure Game About Managing Asthma for Children
    This site provides information on a free CD-ROM created to help children ages 7 to 15 learn how to manage their asthma ... more bullet U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) bullet AirNow Web site
    This site offers air quality information by state and select cities, air quality forecasts and corresponding health effects, ozone maps, air pollution publications, and steps you can take to reduce air pollution ... more bullet Asthma and Indoor Environments
    This document provides information on how to reduce common asthma triggers in the home and other indoor environments ... more bullet Clear Your Home of Asthma Triggers [PDF, 245 Kb]
    This document provides information on how to eliminate asthma triggers in the home and how to reduce symptoms in children. bullet Mold, Moisture and Your Home
    This guide tells how to clean up residential mold problems and prevent mold growth ... more

    This page was updated on 23-Mar-2017