The Asthma Alliance of North Carolina’s Environmental Committee is collecting information on local and statewide activities that focus on identifying and reducing indoor and outdoor asthma triggers, as well as exploring the impact of these environmental exposures upon human health. In order to help us collect data and evaluate the success of these statewide environmental goals, we’re asking that organizations provide information on their major environmental events and projects in the brief online N.C. Asthma Environmental Activity Survey.
Healthy Homes - Why does a healthy home matter to a person with asthma?
Many health conditions are affected by your home environment, such as respiratory infections and asthma. According to The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Healthy Homes (2009), Americans spend 50 percent or more of their time inside their homes each day. Serious health problems such as asthma, lead poisoning, and unintentional injuries are often linked to the quality of our housing, and most often affect children and the elderly. By maintaining a healthy home, you can create a safe place for you and your family to live.
The North Carolina Asthma Program partners with North Carolina Healthy Homes in providing asthma education information regarding environmental asthma triggers and remediation. To learn more about how to keep your home asthma friendly, please contact N.C. Healthy Homes or the N.C. Asthma Program.
Reference: Office of the Surgeon General (US). The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Promote Healthy Homes. Rockville (MD): Office of the Surgeon General (US); 2009.