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Asthma and Allergy Awareness

An estimated 17 million Americans suffer from asthma, and another 40 million have allergies. These numbers continue to rise, especially in children: nearly five million children in the U.S. suffer from asthma, making it the number one childhood illness in our country. Asthma rates are also higher among African-Americans, certain Hispanic populations, and residents of urban inner cities. The medical community, parents, the public, and the media are focusing on ways to prevent this growing epidemic. Use the resources below to find out what you can do to protect yourself and your family against asthma and allergies.

Breathing dirty air? About 50% of the nation is!
Use the Local Air Checker to learn about the state of the air in your community

Source: American Lung Association

Get a free asthma screening.
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Make A Donation
Your donation will help these organizations work to reduce the prevalence of allergies and asthma.

Support one of the following, or search for other asthma related charities.

Allergy and Asthma Network
Mothers of Asthmatics
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American Lung Association
Research, education & support
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Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America
Education, Advocacy, Research
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Children's Defense Fund
Ensure every child a healthy starts
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Coalition for Clean Air
Improving the quality of our air and health
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Mothers for Clean Air
Keeping air clean for children
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National Aphasia Association
Public education, research, rehabilitation and support services
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Physicians for Social Responsibility
Environment & Health Education
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Be A Volunteer
Give the gift of time by volunteering.

Volunteer with one of these organizations or, search for opportunities in your area.

Allergy and Asthma Network
Become an outreach service coordinator
Volunteer

American Lung Association
Help us all breathe easier
Volunteer

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Volunteer through a local chapter
Volunteer

Coalition for Clean Air
Help promote clean air goals
Volunteer


Speak Out
Show your support through your involvement with these initiatives.

American Lung Association

Defend the Clean Air Act!Speak Out

Join the Freedom From Smoking® Online cessation program
Speak Out

Join an E-Advocacy Network
Speak Out

Asthma & Allergy Foundation of America
Advocacy ideas for your community
Speak Out

Clean Air Challenge
Bike, run or walk to help in fight against lung disease
Speak Out

Environmental Protection Agency
Take the "Smoke-free Home" Pledge
Speak Out

National Asthma Coalition Exchange
Join local/state/regional coalitions
Speak Out

Kids Speak Out!
Asthma Busters
Join an on-line Asthma Club
Speak Out

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