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The following is information from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency about asthma and children's health.

El medio ambiente y su salud: Asma
http://www.epa.gov/espanol/saludhispana/asma.htm

Asthma In the News! (2008)
http://yosemite.epa.gov/opa/admpress.nsf/d0cf6618525a9efb85257359003fb69d/a65541eab822dbc58525744700613758!OpenDocument

Asthma and Indoor Environments (2008)
http://www.epa.gov/asthma/index.html

Asthma Research Strategy (2002)
http://cfpub.epa.gov/ncea/cfm/recordisplay.cfm?deid=54825

EPA Funded Studies Link Dampness and Mold to Significant Respiratory Problems and to High Costs of Medical Treatment (2007)
http://www.epa.gov/asthma/science.html

Managing Asthma in the School Environment (2005)
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/schools/managingasthma.html

EPA and Department of Health and Human Services: Smoke-free, Asthma-Friendly Homes for Head Start Families (2007)
http://www.epa.gov/iaq/headstart/

Asthma and the Environment: A Strategy to Protect Children (PDF/147K) (2000)
http://yosemite.epa.gov/ochp/ochpweb.nsf/content/pdf12.htm/$File/asthmastrategy.pdf

Other Federal and State Links

Health Care Providers (2008)
from AIRNow
http://www.airnow.gov/index.cfm?action=health_providers.index

California Children’s Environmental Health Program
from California Environmental Protection Agency
http://www.calepa.ca.gov/childhealth/

Asthma's Impact on Children and Adolescents
from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
http://www.cdc.gov/asthma/children.htm

Asthma and Its Triggers (PDF) (2 pp, 416K) (2006)
from National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
http://www.niehs.nih.gov/health/topics/conditions/asthma/docs/FactsheetAsthmaandItsEnvironmentalTriggers.pdf

The Environment and Asthma in U.S. Inner Cities (1999)
from National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
http://www.ehponline.org/docs/1999/suppl-3/439-450eggleston/abstract.html

Managing Asthma -- A Guide for Schools (2003)
from National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute
http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/health/prof/lung/asthma/asth_sch.htm

Pulmonary Effects of Indoor- and Outdoor-Generated Particles in Children with Asthma (2005)
from National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences
http://www.ehponline.org/members/2005/7511/7511.html

Dust Weight and Asthma Prevalence in the National Survey of Lead and Allergens in Housing (NSLAH) (PDF/531K) (2006)
from Environmental Health Perspectives
http://www.ehponline.org/members/2006/9412/9412.pdf

New Study on Childhood Asthma Shows Home-Based Interventions Are Cost-Effective (2005)
from National Institutes of Health
http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/news/newsreleases/2005/innercityasthma.htm

Particulates Boost Risk of Asthma in Children (2008)
from Arizona Department of Environmental Quality
http://www.azdeq.gov/function/news/2008/dec.html#1230

Other Organization Links

Allergy and Asthma Tips (2007) Exit EPA
from American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.aap.org/advocacy/releases/septallergy.cfm

Asthma Overview Exit EPA
from Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
http://www.aafa.org/display.cfm?id=8

Clearing the Air: Asthma and Indoor Air Resources Exit EPA
from Institute of Medicine
http://www.nap.edu/books/0309064961/html

Asthma and Schools Exit EPA
from American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/allergies-asthma/pages/Asthma-Management-at-School.aspx

Origins of Asthma (PDF/114K) (2003) Exit EPA
from American Academy of Pediatrics
http://www.healthychildren.org/English/health-issues/conditions/allergies-asthma/pages/What-is-Asthma.aspx

Secondhand Smoke (2008) Exit EPA
from American Lung Association
http://www.lungusa.org/stop-smoking/about-smoking/health-effects/secondhand-smoke.html

Manage Students’ Exposure on High Outdoor Air Pollution Days (2004) Exit EPA
from American Lung Association
http://www.lungusa.org/lung-disease/asthma/in-schools/asthma-friendly-schools/about-afsi/manage-student-exposure.pdf

Creating Better Spaces for Asthmatics Exit EPA
from Healthy Child Healthy World
http://healthychild.org/live-healthy/checklist/create_better_breathing_space_for_asthmatics/

New Asthma Study Links VOCs and Allergens to an Increase in Childhood Asthma (PDF) (6 pp, 186K) Exit EPA
from Air Quality Sciences
http://www.aerias.org/uploads/Linking%20IAQ%20and%20Asthma%20in%20Schools.pdf

Children's Respiratory Health and Mold Levels in New Orleans After Katrina: A Preliminary Look (Article Abstract) (2008) Exit EPA
from American Academy of Pediatrics
http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/abstract/122/Supplement_4/S181

Environmental Management of Pediatric Asthma: Guidelines for Health Care Providers (2001) Exit EPA
from The National Environmental Education & Training Foundation
http://www.neefusa.org/health/asthma/asthmaguidelines.htm

Spectrum of Noninfectious Health Effects From Molds (2006) Exit EPA
from American Academy of Pediatrics
http://aappolicy.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/pediatrics;118/6/e1909

Tips to Remember: Prevention of Allergies and Asthma in Children (2006) Exit EPA
from American Academy of Allergy Asthma Immunology
http://www.aaaai.org/patients/publicedmat/tips/preventioninchildren.stm

Breathing Easy: Solutions in Pediatric Asthma (2000) Exit EPA
from National Center for Education in Maternal and Child Health
http://www.mchlibrary.info/documents/asthma.html

Preventing Child Exposures to Environmental Hazards: Research and Policy Issues Exit EPA
from Children's Environmental Health Network
http://www.cehn.org/cehn/research/symposium1997.html#keyis

CHE Toxicants and Disease Database Exit EPA
from The Collaborative on Health and the Environment
http://database.healthandenvironment.org

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