Creating a safe environment

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STOP Downy UNSTOPABLES!

scent-free-please
  • By scent-free-please · New reply October 20, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • I'm appalled to find a full-page ad in San Francisco Chronicle for Downy UNSTOPABLES an "in-wash scent booster" for "freshness that lasts up to 12 weeks in your closet." The website at Downy.com urges ...

Pets and allergies

haydee_diaz
  • By haydee_diaz · New reply October 20, 2013
  • 3 replies
  • What else can i do? do not allow pets to enter the rooms. bañalos least once a week. placed filter air purifiers to get rid of airborne allergens from the environment. if you clean birds or fish habitat ...

Want to get rid of allergies, runny nose, watering eyes? This really works!

Shataiza
  • By Shataiza · New reply September 17, 2013
  • 1 reply
  • The Guardian Air Platinum eliminates harmful contaminants in the environment. Special media removes 99.97% of contaminants as small as 0.1 micros– 3 times smaller than traditional HEPA filters. It uses ...

What cleaning products are best?

janisum (Inactive)
  • By janisum (Inactive) · New reply March 6, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • I'm hoping someone can help me in finding the better products, since there are so many, to help calm allergans down in the home. My 80 yr. old mother has allergy related asthma and is having a serious ...

Asthma and Stress

SportPsych
  • By SportPsych · New reply January 21, 2013
  • 5 replies
  • Hi you all: I'm Sam Sterk, Ph.D. and have suffered with asthma all my life. When I was ten I left my family in Israel and not speaking a word of English arrived in Denver, Colorado where I would stay ...

Asthma is changing our lives.

Mobilemommy
  • By Mobilemommy · New reply January 18, 2013
  • 14 replies
  • My son's doctor recently suggested that we consider moving to southern California or out of state. We currently live in the San Francisco Bay Area, and his allergies and asthma are not well controlled ...

I travel with allergies!

BackwardMan
  • By BackwardMan · New reply December 14, 2012
  • 6 replies
  • Just returned from a great trip to Lisle, a suburb of Chicago. Stayed at the Wyndham and they had a great new room type called PURE Allergy Friendly Rooms! Fantastic!! Slept better than I do in my own ...

Asthma is changing our lives.

Mobilemommy
  • By Mobilemommy · Posted September 12, 2012
  • 0 replies
  • My son's doctor recently suggested that we consider moving to southern California or out of state. We currently live in the San Francisco Bay Area, and his allergies and asthma are not well controlled ...

Asthma is changing our lives.

Mobilemommy
  • By Mobilemommy · Posted September 12, 2012
  • 0 replies
  • My son's doctor recently suggested that we consider moving to southern California or out of state. We currently live in the San Francisco Bay Area, and his allergies and asthma are not well controlled ...

Handling Asthma in the Work Place

Bonita1951
  • By Bonita1951 · New reply July 31, 2012
  • 10 replies
  • I have an allergy to perfumes. I have asked my manager if she couldn't please do something about the environment at work where I have to deal with women that smell like they took a bath in the stuff ...

Child with severe allergy induced asthma

LoniRic
  • By LoniRic · New reply July 27, 2012
  • 18 replies
  • Hi- My name is Loni. I have a beautiful 5 1/2 yr old girl with allergy induced asthma. Our story is not good, but I hope to find someone who knows what we can do for her. We have lost our home, we will ...

What are you doing for the 4th of July? Be aware of allergies and asthma!

Talisa_Aafa
  • By Talisa_Aafa · Posted July 3, 2012
  • 0 replies
  • For those suffering with asthma and allergies, watch out for that grill smoke and the ingredients in the food you consume! For more information about food reactions and asthma, visit http://tinyurl.com/AAFAanaphylaxis ...

Sons school

AmyB806
  • By AmyB806 · New reply March 27, 2012
  • 8 replies
  • My son like so many kids have severe allergies to everything outside. Last week I asked his school principal if she could make sure they do not mow the grass at recess. She basicaly thought I was out ...

AAFA's positions and statements on important community issues!

Talisa_Aafa
  • By Talisa_Aafa · Posted February 7, 2012
  • 0 replies
  • The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and our volunteers work to develop and implement public policies to improve the quality of life for people with asthma and allergies. Check out some ...

Check out this article!

Talisa_Aafa
  • By Talisa_Aafa · Posted January 23, 2012
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  • Check out this interview with Carter Oosterhouse that features the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America as he talks about Habitat for Humanity and their “Build Smart Breathe Easier” program. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/46040533/ns ...

EPA vehicle emissions and gasoline standards

Talisa_Aafa
  • By Talisa_Aafa · Posted January 17, 2012
  • 0 replies
  • Read and tell us what you think! AAFA and other leading health groups urge EPA to finalize the vehicle emissions and gasoline standards to protect clean air! http://www.lungusa.org/get-involved/advo cate/advocacy-documents/letter-tier3-vec ...

Contact your senators if you want to keep your supplements

naturalgirl
  • By naturalgirl · New reply December 4, 2011
  • 3 replies
  • Many supplements may be a thing of the past of the FDA has their way. The only way to really stop this is to contact your representatives so that this does not pass. The best way to defeat these new rules ...

Only one day left!

Talisa_Aafa
  • By Talisa_Aafa · Posted November 29, 2011
  • 0 replies
  • Enter to win an asthma & allergy friendly LG vacuum cleaner at www.facebook.com/aafacertified ...

Do air filters help your asthma or allergies?

Talisa_Aafa
  • By Talisa_Aafa · New reply October 10, 2011
  • 1 reply
  • Will air filters really help your asthma or allergies? Find out that and much more at http://aafa.org/display.cfm?id=8&sub=17& cont=158 ...

National Ambient Air Quality Standards

Talisa_Aafa
  • By Talisa_Aafa · Posted September 14, 2011
  • 0 replies
  • FYI: As you may or may not know, a new National Air Quality Standard for ground level ozone has been delayed. Find out more about the need for more stringent National Ambient Air Quality Standards (NAAQS ...

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