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On this page you will find useful information and FAQs about asthma and indoor/outdoor air pollution from federal, state, and private resources.


For asthma-related resources, please visit Asthma Resources page.

Indoor Air

Outdoor Air

  • CDC
    • National Association of Local Boards of Health (NALBOH)
      • Environmental Health Primer
        This publication addresses the provision of adequate public health services in communities, including protecting a community from environmental health risks.
    • National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
  • Non-CDC
    • National Library of Medicine Specialized Information Services (NLM SIS)
      • Outdoor Air Pollution [external link]
        Links to information resources on outdoor air pollution and its possible effects on health.
    • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
      • AirNow [external link]
        This site offers national air quality information by state and select cities, air quality forecasts and corresponding health effects, ozone maps, air pollution publications, and steps you can take to reduce air pollution.
      • Emissions Inventory Information [external link]
        National Emissions Inventories (NEI) for the U.S., emissions inventory resources such as air pollutant emissions trends, codes, guidance and rules, training and publications, and emissions modeling resources.
      • National Center for Environmental Research (NCER)
        • Abstract: Morbidity and Mortality from Air Pollution in the United States [PDF, 1.8 Mb] [external link]
          A mortality analysis of 90 sampled cities looks at whether particulate air pollution is responsible for the associations between air pollution and daily mortality that have been observed in multiple studies, or whether these associations are due to other air pollutants.

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