Earth Day

Climate change is leading to longer and more intense allergy seasons. More exposure to pollen can trigger asthma and other allergic responses. Due to climate change, there is also an increase of carbon dioxide in the air, causing trees to make more pollen. Since 1990, pollen seasons have 21% more pollen. Tree pollen levels saw […]

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month Begins

Since 1984, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has declared May as “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” It is a peak season for people with asthma and allergies and a perfect time to educate patients, family, friends, co-workers, and other people about allergic diseases. Join us through May as we raise awareness […]

Air Quality Awareness Week

EPA is partnering with federal, state, local, and Tribal agencies to share information with the public about efforts to protect and improve air quality. The theme for this year is, “Knowing Your Air”. AAFA will be sharing information during this week about the impact of air quality on asthma and allergies along with our advocacy work […]

World Asthma Day

The Global Initiative for Asthma (GINA) celebrates World Asthma Day 2024 with the theme of “Asthma Education Empowers”. GINA emphasizes the need to empower people with asthma with the appropriate education to manage their disease, and to recognize when to seek medical help. AAFA will co-host a congressional briefing with the American Lung Association to […]

Congressional Briefing: National Asthma Control Program

U.S. Capitol DC, United States

AAFA has long advocated for increased funding and support for the CDC’s National Asthma Control Program (NACP). On World Asthma Day 2024, May 7, we will be co-hosting a congressional briefing. Asthma and Allergy Caucus Co-Chairs, Representatives Dingell and Valadao, will lead the briefing to celebrate the 25th anniversary of the NACP. The briefing will […]

Food Allergy Awareness Week

We set aside this week during Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month to focus on food allergy awareness. A food allergy occurs when the body’s immune system sees a certain food as harmful and reacts by causing allergic symptoms. Foods that cause allergic reactions are allergens. More than 20 million American adults and children have food allergies. We […]

Webinar: Your Food Allergy Questions Answered

More than 20 million people in the U.S., including adults and children, have food allergies. Chances are you or someone you love has a food allergy. Join us as we answer YOUR questions about food allergies! There is no cure for food allergies. The only way to prevent an allergic reaction is to avoid the […]

Eosinophil Awareness Week

In May 2007, The U.S. House of Representatives passed House Bill 296, forever recognizing the third week of May as National Eosinophil Awareness Week (NEAW). AAFA joins the American Partnership for Eosinophilic Disorders (APFED) this week to focus on awareness about eosinophil-associated diseases. Eosinophils are a type of white blood cell. The purpose of these […]

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