Asthma & Air Quality Education
page contains electronic materials published by various institutions,
which can be used as teaching resources. Some of the resources are
general and some others specific to subjects presented in each PULSE
is Asthma Awareness Month
Teachers & Students
Indoor Air Quality
(IAQ) Tools for Schools <http://www.iaqsymposium.com/> is
a nationwide initiative to help school officials assess,
resolve, and prevent IAQ problems, and to reduce
exposure to asthma triggers in school facilities.
The annual symposiums of this program bring together
past, present and future leaders committed to protecting
and improving IAQ in
our nation’s schools.
http://www.schoolasthmaallergy.com/> website enables you to download
important information concerning the management of your students' conditions.
You will find many basic tools for helping your students learn to manage
their asthma or allergies.
Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
This informative site has resources for teachers with a listing of different
organizations to contact for asthma and related disorders.
ABCS's of Allergy and Asthma
There are many things you can do to help make your schools better places
for children who suffer from allergies and asthma. Take a walk around
your classroom, hallways and grounds of your school to identify potential
asthma/allergy triggers. Some key things to look for are chalk dust,
plants in your classroom and potential allergic foods in the cafeteria.
You may have to be careful about opening up your classroom windows
because pollen can flow. Even animal dander brought in on the clothing
of pet-owning classmates or mold growth in the school building can
cause problems in some children. Check out the website for other ideas
you may not have thought of before.
Plans & Objectives Outlined
With asthma occurring in almost every classroom in America, it is
important that you, the teacher, integrate an asthma lesson into the regular curriculum on body
systems. The content information on asthma can play a valuable role in reducing the problems experienced
by children with asthma when their condition is poorly understood by those around them. The activities, especially those on decision making, are relevant to all students.
|The below series of booklets highlights local Smoke-free
Homes activities from across the nation and provides innovative ideas,
recommendations, and examples to use in your community and classroom.
Read these booklets and learn from other communities' efforts when developing
program in your classroom or community.
and Schools <http://www.asthmanow.net/school.html> One of
the most important things schools can do is assess and maintain indoor
air quality. Renovation and new construction projects should incorporate
specifications for asthma-friendly schools. The outdoor environment
is important as well, and schools can take steps to reduce outdoor air
pollution caused by diesel school bus emissions. To learn more about
asthma-friednly schools, visit the site.