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Pacific Southwest, Region 9

Serving: Arizona, California, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Islands, Tribal Nations

Children and Asthma

Help EPA Attack Childhood Asthma

Asthma is a serious, sometimes life-threatening chronic respiratory disease that affects approximately 7 million children in the U.S. Although there is no cure for asthma yet, asthma can be controlled through medical treatment and management of environmental triggers.

Everyone in a community has a role in attacking childhood asthma. Here are a few actions that you can take:

For more information on partnering with EPA on asthma, contact the EPA Region 9 Indoor Environments Team:

Shelly Rosenblum (rosenblum.shelly@epa.gov ) - (415) 947-4193
Priyanka Pathak (pathak.priyanka@epa.gov) - (415) 972-3576
Monique Nivolon (nivolon.monique@epa.gov ) - (415) 947-4195

These Web pages provide an overview of the prevalence of asthma in children, asthma research and intervention efforts, and additional asthma resources for each of the states in EPA's Pacific Southwest Region. There is considerable variation between states in the information available. Also, there are some important differences (such as racial diversity or percent living in poverty) between the populations of children in each state, which may play a role in asthma rates.

Tools for Schools: Great Start Award for Merced High School

 Asthma Resources by State

 Public Service Announcements

Indoor Air: Tools for Schools video

Fight Childhood Asthma
(MP3 audio files)

Household articles that might trigger attacks

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2nd Hand Smoke

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Pacific Southwest NewsroomPacific Southwest Programs Grants & FundingUS-Mexico Border News & EventsCareers About EPA Region 9 (Pacific Southwest)A-Z Index

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