Managing Asthma in the School Environment: Indoor Air Quality Tools for Schools



Released August 2010. An average of one out of every 10 school-age children now has asthma, and the percentage of children with asthma is rising more rapidly in preschool-age children than in any other age group. Asthma is a leading cause of school absenteeism due to a chronic condition, accounting for nearly 13 million missed school days per year. This report details how to (1) establish and continuously evaluate an indoor air quality (IAQ) management plan in your school, (2) develop an asthma management plan, and (3) reduce environmental asthma triggers.

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