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