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May is Asthma Awareness Month

May is Asthma Awareness Month and includes two other important asthma dates:

  • May 3: World Asthma Day
  • First week of May: Air Quality Awareness Week

The CDC and EPA will host two twitter chats next month, to commemorate World Asthma Day (May 3) and as part of Air Quality Awareness Week, on May 5.

One in 13 Americans has Asthma

May 3 at 12pm: The Annual World Asthma Day Twitter Chat

Agency experts will lead a discussion about the latest trends in asthma, self-management, and more.  Mark your calendars and join us! The hashtag is #AsthmaChat

May 5 at 11 am: Air Quality Awareness Week Twitter Chat

Agency experts will discuss the importance of air quality awareness for people with asthma, COPD, cardio-vascular disease and other conditions, as well as the public at large.  The hashtag is #AirQualityChat

 

 

Summer Air Quality and Your Health

kidsSummer in Utah has arrived, bringing warm sunny days, hikes, and other outdoor enjoyments. At this time, allergies and air quality can become a health concern for many Utahns, especially children and those with asthma.

These resources can help you protect your health during allergy and ozone seasons:

 

Allergies and Pollen Counts

If you suffer from allergies that may trigger an asthma attack, be aware of the pollen counts in Utah. Learn more about allergies and asthma here. Click here for current pollen counts in Utah.

Air Quality Index

The air quality index (AQI) gives information on current and forecasted air quality conditions. The AQI will help you understand what your local air quality conditions are and what that means for your health. Click here for current AQI conditions in Utah.

For more information on air pollution in Utah, visit health.utah.gov/utahair

Ozone Activity Recommendations

The Utah Departments of Health and Environmental Quality have developed recommendations for outdoor physical activity in the summertime to avoid unhealthy exposure to summertime ozone. Check out the Utah Asthma Program's Summer Pollution page by clicking here.

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