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Science Notebook: Asthma

Taking Control of Asthma

Poor Air Quality, Indoors and Outdoors,
Can Cause and Exacerbate Asthma

Asthma affects more than 23 million Americans, including an estimated seven million children. Tour the three sections below to discover EPA's coordinated effort to reduce the burden of asthma. You will hear experts explain the link between contaminants in indoor and outdoor environments that cause, trigger or exacerbate asthma symptoms. Most importantly, learn what you can do to help manage asthma.

Asthma Does Not Impact All Ages and Populations Equally
Identifying Environmental Triggers
Reducing Exposure

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EPA's Coordinated Approach

EPA scientists explain the Agency's coordinated approach on asthma: Dan Costa, Office of Research and Development; Alisa Smith and Susan Stone, Office of Air and Radiation; and moderator Melissa Anley-Mills, Office of Research and Development.
(Running time = 11:36)      View Audio Transcript

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