Publications and Resources
You can order Indoor Air Quality publications from EPA's National
Service Center for Environmental Publications (NSCEP)
Fax: (301) 604-3408
Use the EPA Document Number when ordering from NSCEP.
- For Parents, Caregivers and Kids
- For Older Adults and their Caregivers
- For Healthcare Professionals
- For Schools
- Fact Sheets and Reports
Additional Indoor Air Quality resources on Asthma, Secondhand Smoke, Schools, Large Buildings and Homes can be found at our Indoor Air Publications site.
For Parents, Caregivers and Kids
Help Your Child Gain Control Over Asthma
This brochure offers tips on how to manage asthma and follow simple steps to minimize exposure to asthma triggers found indoors and out. [EPA 402-F-04-021]
Ayude a su niño a controlar el asma
Este folleto le ofrece consejos sobre cómo manejar el asma, tales como pasos sencillos a seguir para minimizar su exposición a provocadores de asma encontrados en los interiores y al aire libre. [EPA 402-F-05-021]
Asthma Prevention Tri-fold
This brochure offers actions you can take to help manage your child's asthma and prevent attacks before they happen. Learn how managing your child's indoor environment is an important step in reducing exposure to the things that can trigger asthma attacks.
Clearing the Air: 10 Steps to Making Your Home Asthma-Friendly
This one page, simple to follow guidance document lists recommended actions to help control asthma triggers in the home. [EPA 402-F-04-017]. Purificando el aire: 10 pasos para aumentar la comodidad para asmáticos en su hogar (PDF) (1 page, 38 K) [EPA 402-F-04-018]
Dusty The Asthma Goldfish and His Asthma Triggers Funbook
This educational activity book helps children learn more about asthma triggers. [EPA 402-F-04-008]
Dusty La Carpa Dorada del Asma y Sus Provocadores de Asma
Este libreto de actividades ayuda a los niños a aprender más sobre los provocadores de asma. [EPA 402-F-04-009]
Why is Coco Orange?
Coco the chameleon can't change colors, and his asthma is acting up. Read how Coco and his friends at Lizard Lick Elementary solve this mystery as they learn about air quality and how to stay healthy when the air quality is bad. This picture book is for all children, especially those with asthma, and their caregivers.
Clear Your Home of Asthma Triggers: Your Children Will Breathe Easier
This brochure is a handy resource for parents and caregivers of children with asthma. It explains common indoor asthma triggers and how to control them in homes. [EPA 402-F-99-005] Also available in:
Featuring conversations with medical professionals and parents of children with asthma, this video presents the role of the environment in triggering and worsening asthma attacks and offers ways to manage asthma to help children lead normal, healthy lives.
Order the VHS [EPA 402-V-06-001]
El video discute como el asma puede ser provocado y empeorado por factores ambientales. También se discuten formas en que el asma puede ser controlado para que los niños puedan vivir vidas normales.
Ordene la versión de DVD en español y ingles [EPA 402-C-06-001]
For Older Adults and their Caregivers
Age Healthier, Breathe Easier: Information for Older Adults and their Caregivers
This fact sheet describes environmental hazards and triggers for Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and asthma. It is available in multiple languages and easy to read formats as well as in poster formats on EPA's Aging Initiative website. [EPA 100-F-09-045]
For Healthcare Professionals
Asthma Home Environment Checklist
This checklist guides home care visitors in identifying environmental asthma triggers most commonly found in homes. It includes sections on the building, home interior and room interior and provides low-cost action steps for remediation. [EPA 402-F-03-030]
In-Home Environmental Education Program, Case Study: Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia case study is intended to offer providers, health insurers, public health departments and community-based organizations an overview of an asthma in-home intervention.
Implementing An Asthma Home Visit Program: 10 Steps To Help Health Plans Get Started
This guide offers health care organizations step-by-step instructions on how to start an asthma home visit program, with emphasis on environmental risk factor management. Representatives from seven health care plans share their experiences and recommendations. [EPA 402-K-05-006]
Managing Asthma in the School Environment
This guide offers valuable information for all school staff, especially school nurses, teachers and maintenance staff, on how to identify and control common environmental factors in schools that trigger asthma episodes. [EPA 402-K-10-004].
IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit
The IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit shows schools how to carry out a practical plan to improve indoor air problems at little or no cost using straightforward activities and in-house staff. The kit provides best practices, industry guidelines, sample policies and a sample IAQ management plan.
Get the entire Kit online at www.epa.gov/iaq/schools/actionkit.html
Fact Sheets and Reports
2013 Asthma Fact Sheet
The Asthma Fact Sheet highlights the most up-to-date asthma statistics. [EPA-402-F-04-019] February 2013
Hoja de Datos sobre Asma (PDF) (2 pp, 183 K) [EPA-402-F-04-020] May 2013
Fact Sheet: National Survey on Environmental Management of Asthma and Children's Environmental Tobacco Smoke
Children's Environmental Health Disparities Fact Sheets
Black and African American Children and Asthma (PDF) (4 pp, 622K) [EPA 100-F-08-029]
Hispanic and Latino American Children and Asthma (PDF) (4 pp, 336K) [EPA 100-F-08-031]
Clearing the Air: Asthma and Indoor Air Exposures
The National Academy of Sciences Institute of Medicine issued this report in 2000 describing the role of indoor environmental pollutants in the development and exacerbation of asthma. The report concludes that exposure to indoor pollutants is an important contributor to the asthma problem in this nation. Asthma sufferers should consult with their doctor about reducing their exposure indoor air pollutants.
Highlights of the conclusions of the NAS Report (PDF) (11 pp, 121 K). A full copy of the NAS report is available at http://books.nap.edu/catalog/9610.html