What is an "Asthma Friendly School"?
How to certify your school as Asthma-Friendly
The American Lung Association can provide you with the steps necessary to work toward certifying your school as Asthma-Friendly. Please visit their site for more information by Clicking Here.
American Lung Association: Asthma-Friendly Schools Initiative Toolkit
EPA's Asthma Website: http://epa.gov/asthma/
IAQ Tools for Schools website: http://epa.gov/iaq/schools/
IAQ Tools for Schools Action Kit: http://epa.gov/iaq/schools/actionkit.html
EPA's Managing Asthma in the School Environment publication: http://epa.gov/iaq/schools/managingasthma.html
EPA's Asthma Awareness Month Event Palnning Kit: http://asthmacommunitynetwork.org/AAMeventplanningkit
Resources from AsthmaCommunityNetwork.org:
What Happens During Asthma Attacks
In 2001, the American Lung Association partnered with the School District of Palm Beach County to develop the "Asthma-Friendly Schools" Program. American Lung Association began inspecting our schools to determine where asthma triggers could be reduced. They then provided our Environmental & Conservation Services Department with the inspections. Corrective actions were then made by the school staff and some by Facilities Services. Many of the corrections mirrored those activities previously distributed to schools in the pamphlet: Indoor Air Quality Tips for Teachers.
Asthma Triggers (pollen, dust mites, pet dander, certain foods)