– Freedom From Smoking Facilitator Training, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., American Lung Association, 1475 E 12 Mile Road, Madison Heights, MI Patty Inman
– Fourth Annual Pediatric Asthma Conference, National Children's Hospital, 700 Children's Drive, Columbus, OH Connie Hieatt
– CATA Clean Commute Options Multi-Modal 5K race, Hawk Island Park, Lansing, MI, Ashley Hale
– Asthma Initiative of Michigan Partnership Forum, 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., LCC West, Lansing, MI firstname.lastname@example.org
– Asthma 1-2-3 Facilitator Training Webinar, 9 a.m. to noon, American Lung Association, Emily Lee
Asthma-Friendly Spring Cleaning
People with asthma breathe better when they spend time in a clean environment. Spring is the perfect time to make your home or office even healthier for people with asthma.
Mold in the home can be very dangerous for people with asthma, but it is easy to get rid of and prevent. Mold grows in parts of the home that are often wet, such as the bathroom ceiling, under sinks, around windows, and in the basement. Fix any water leaks that are causing mold to grow. When cleaning mold, use warm soapy water and keep the area well ventilated. Learn more about cleaning mold using the EPA's Mold Cleanup Guidelines
Dust is a common asthma trigger, so getting rid of dust in your home is one of the best ways to make it healthier. Use a wet rag when dusting to keep dust from getting back into the air. Changing your furnace filter every three months will also prevent dust from circulating in your home so you will have to clean less often.
While there are many household cleaners available at your supermarket or discount store, you may see some surprising ingredients if you read the label closely. Many of these products have chemicals that can make asthma worse. You can avoid those chemicals by using common household products like baking soda, lemon juice, and vinegar. Use these easy recipes
to make your own inexpensive and safe cleaning products.