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CDC Asthma Program Focuses on Air Pollution’s Effect on Asthmatics

PollutionThe Air Pollution and Respiratory Health Program of the National Center for Environmental Health, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) leads the CDC’s fight against environmental-related respiratory illnesses—including asthma—and studies indoor and outdoor air pollution. The CDC’s asthma program focuses on three main activities:

  • Tracking: Collecting and analyzing data on an ongoing basis to understand when, where, and in whom asthma occurs;
  • Implementing scientifically proven interventions: Ensuring that scientific information is translated into public health practices and programs to reduce the burden of asthma; and
  • Establishing and maintaining partnerships: Ensuring that all stakeholders have the opportunity to be involved in developing, implementing, and evaluating local asthma control programs.

The CDC’s web site is devoted to the asthma program, “Air Pollution and Respiratory Health,” and contains a wealth of information for people with asthma.

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