EPA – information on how you can clear your home of asthma triggers and improve indoor air quality visit the EPA web site below.
Building Science – Design and construction information for healthier buildings
At school or child care:
Healthy Air At School – Lung Association – Learn about the connections between asthma, indoor air quality and schools
National Association of School Nurses – The mission of NASN is to optimize student health and learning by advancing the practice of school nursing.
Poor indoor air quality in schools has been linked to decreased student and teacher performance, and increased absenteeism. Unhealthy air quality can result in acute symptoms such as eye, nose and throat irritation, headache, nausea, and lethargy, and chronic conditions such as asthma and allergy.
Envision—Promoting Healthy School Environments was created by the Legislature in 2000 as part of the School Environmental Health Act (Act 125) to address these issues by providing model environmental health management plans and guidance for schools. These new regulations are helping to ensure better indoor air quality and fewer triggers for children and staff with asthma, including green cleaning supplies and restricting lit tobacco products and e-cigarettes.