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Canadian Lung Association: Overview On Asthma
Canadian Lung Association site is a good source for quality information.Those who suffer from asthma may have special challenges in certain house conditions.
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AAAAI: US Medical Organization On Allergic Asthma
American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology is the largest professional medical organization in the United States devoted to the allergy/immunology specialty.

AAFA: Asthma & Allergy Foundation Of America
Asthma & Allergy Foundation Of America is a national nonprofit organization provides information and resources leading for people with allergies and asthma.

AC: Asthma Canada
Asthma Canada is the only national, volunteer-driven charity, solely devoted to enhancing the quality of life for people living with asthma and respiratory allergies. For more than 40 years, Asthma Canada has proudly served as the national voice for Canadians living with asthma. They empower patients with evidence-based information, education programs and support asthma research in Canada. Their vision at AC is to empower every child and adult with asthma in Canada to live an active and symptom-free life.

CMHC: Fighting Asthma In Your House
CMHC fact sheet provides practical tips to help people with asthma improve the indoor air quality of their home. (PDF)

GBA: Asthma & Poor Indoor Air Quality
Green Building Advisor describes how bad moisture management details in your home may be making you sick.

Healthy Building: Prevent Asthma Through Building Product Selection
Healthy Buildings Network report Full Disclosure Required: Strategy to Prevent Asthma Through Building Product Selection, examines the presence of asthma-causing chemicals in building materials. (PDF)

Healthy Heating: Effects Of Heating Systems On IAQ For Children
Healthy Heating summarizes a study that looked at the Effects of the Indoor Environment (with different heating systems) on the Fraction of Exhaled Nitric Oxide (an asthma marker) in School-Aged Children. Hydronic radiant heating, forced air and electric baseboard are included in the study. Once again, hydronic radiant heating shows favourable results over other types of heating systems. (PDF)

IRC: Healthy Ventilation & Indoor Air Quality For Children With Asthma
Canadian Institute for Research in Construction field study investigated the impact of residential ventilation rates on indoor air quality and the respiratory health of asthmatic children. (PDF)

JLC: Building Details For Asthmatic Clients
Journal of Light Construction explains healthy house details for clients with breathing difficulties.

NCBI: Clearing The Air
US National Center for Biotechnology Information online book Clearing the Air examines how indoor pollutants contribute to asthma causation, prevalence, triggering, and severity. It discusses asthma among the general population and in sensitive subpopulations including children, low-income individuals, and urban residents. Based on the most current findings, the book also evaluates the scientific basis for mitigating the effects of indoor air pollutants implicated in asthma.

Perkins & Will: Substances In Built Environment Linked To Asthma
Perkins & Will report Healthy Environments: A Compilation of Substances Linked to Asthma, identifies 374 substances commonly found in the built environment that are known or suspected asthmagens. (PDF)
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