Yesterday we posted comments from the Virginia Asthma Coalition supporting the EPA’s new clean power plant rules, arriving at that support from an air quality/health perspective. To further support that line of thinking, here is the work of some Harvard … Continue reading
Recently, coalition member Stuart Tousman – longtime member of the GRVAAQC and president of the Virginia Asthma Coalition – offered the following remarks at a press conference in support of the EPA’s new regulations concerning carbon emissions: My name is … Continue reading
The National Environmental Education Foundation has a study on ways to control environmental factors in the home that may trigger asthma attacks in children. You can download the study here: AsthmaDoc NEEF 2005. From the introduction: Environmental asthma triggers include indoor … Continue reading
Some tips for enjoying bike month and managing your asthma this May. You can download the PDF here.
Camp Catch UR Breath is a camp for children 6-12 years of age with asthma. It will be held July 13-15, 2011 from 8 AM – 4 PM at North Cross School in Roanoke. The purpose of the camp is … Continue reading
May is National Asthma Awareness Month and May 3rd has been declared WORLD ASTHMA DAY. The Greater Roanoke Valley Asthma and Air Quality Coalition will be sponsoring a FREE community health education seminar entitled: CLOSE THE CASE ON ASTHMA. Leading … Continue reading
WHEREAS asthma is a significant public health problem, both nationally and in the Roanoke Valley, with over 6 million children nationally being affected by the disease; AND WHEREAS asthma is the leading cause of school absenteeism in the country; AND WHEREAS fine … Continue reading