Originally published by Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America
Each year, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) declares May to be "National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month." It's a peak season for asthma and allergy sufferers, and a perfect time to educate your patients, family, friends, co-workers and others about these diseases.
There is no cure for asthma and allergies, and many deaths are preventable with proper treatment and care.
Get the Facts:
· Asthma affects 24 million Americans.
· 6.3 million children under the age of 18 suffer from asthma.
· More than 50 million Americans have all types of allergies – pollen, skin, latex and more.
Top 5 allergy capitals in the US
- Jackson, MS
- Memphis, TN
- Syracuse, NY
- Louisville, KY
- McAllen, TX