May is Asthma & Allergy Awareness Month
Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be "National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month." It's a peak season for those with asthma and allergies, and a perfect time to educate family, friends, co-workers and others.
There is no cure for asthma and allergies, and many deaths are preventable with proper treatment and care.
- Ten people die each day from asthma.
- Asthma affects more than 24.5 million Americans.
- More than 6 million children under the age of 18 have asthma.
- More than 50 million Americans have all types of allergies – pollen, skin, latex and more.
For more information on Food allergies, please visit: http://www.aafa.org/page/welcome.aspx
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For more health and safety topics related to kids and teens, visit: http://kidshealth.org/en/kids