LANDOVER, Md., May 2, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For over 30 years, Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA)
AAFA will lead several awareness campaigns, including:
"These chronic conditions affect one in every five Americans. People may not be seeking care for their conditions, or may not be able to afford the cost of their medication and doctor visits," states Lynda Mitchell, AAFA's chief operating officer. "Sadly, ten people die each day from asthma, many of which could be avoided with proper care and treatment."
National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month features:
"Asthma and allergy control begins at home. It is important to use appropriate and effective cleaning methods to address common indoor allergy triggers like dust mites, pet dander and mold," said Melanie Carver, AAFA's vice president of community services. "Managing indoor air quality can lessen allergy symptoms and prevent asthma episodes."
For information about effective ways to manage allergies, visit www.aafa.org.
About AAFA The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1953, is the leading patient organization for people with asthma, allergies and related conditions. AAFA provides practical information, community based services and support through a national network of chapters, support groups and online communities. To learn more about AAFA, visit www.aafa.org.
About KFAThrough its Kids With Food Allergies division, AAFA offers the oldest, most extensive online support community for families raising children with food allergies at community.kidswithfoodallergies.org.
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SOURCE Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
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