If you have been diagnosed with asthma or know someone who has, you can receive a free DVD to help you control asthma triggers in your home. The DVD, created by the Northwest Clean Air Agency, includes “Attacking Asthma at Home” and “Mold In Your Home.”
For your free copy please contact the Office of Environmental Health, Safety, and Toxicology at 360-236-3385 or 1-877-485-7316 (toll-free). Note: This offer is available to Washington State residents only.
How To Get It Under Control
- So You Have Asthma (PDF): a 2013 National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute informational booklet all about asthma.
- Datos Básicos sobre el Asma (Basic Asthma Facts in Spanish).
Resources For Kids and Parents
- Seattle Children's Hospital Airway, Breathing and Lungs Resource Center.
- Help Your Child Gain Control Over Asthma (PDF).
- Learn about asthma and the early warning signs before asthma gets out of control.
- Work with your child's doctor.
- Come up with an asthma action plan that works for your child.
- Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America.
- Allergy and Asthma Network - Mothers of Asthmatics.
Activities and Resources For Schools
- Management of Asthma Exacerbations (PDF): Suggested Emergency Nursing Protocol for Students with Asthma Symptoms Who Don't Have a Personal Asthma Action Plan.
- Anti-idling project: Stop vehicle idling to improve air quality around your school.
- Indoor Air Quality-Tools for Schools, from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), is an action kit for helping schools improve air quality.
- In the Schoolyard and Beyond, available in both English (PDF) and Spanish (PDF), focuses on six main actions that show how families, communities, and schools can create an organized approach to managing childhood asthma.
Additional school resources
- CDC Healthy Youth! Programhas information about asthma and youth.
- School Environmental Health and Safety, Indoor Air Quality
- For additional questions about schools and asthma contact Nancy Bernard 360-236-3072