May is Asthma Awareness Month
Asthma Awareness Toolkit – You can use the items in CDC’s Asthma Awareness Month Toolkit to take control of and raise awareness about asthma.
Asthma, a lung disease, affects over 24 million people living in the United States, including more than 6 million children. It causes 3 in 5 people living with asthma to limit their physical activity or miss days at school and work. Asthma is also expensive, costing the nation $56 billion each year.
On World Asthma Day (Tuesday, May 3) and throughout May, people with asthma and organizations dedicated to asthma control and education join together to increase awareness about asthma and improve the lives of all people with asthma.
On May 3 at 2pm eastern time please join experts from CDC and EPA for our annual World Asthma Day Twitter Chat. Learn about the latest trends in asthma, self-management, and more. Use the hashtag #AsthmaChat in your messages during the chat to join the conversation. @CDCasthma and @EPALive Click here for more information.
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