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Asthma News – March 15-19, 2019

Current asthma research, announcements and opportunities, collected and distributed by Michigan Department of Health & Human Services Asthma Program Staff. Sign up to receive weekly-ish news emails.

AAFA Spring Allergy Capitals™ Report - 2019

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) released its annual Spring Allergy Capitals™ report which identifies the 100 most challenging places to live with spring allergies in the U.S.

Changes to the AE-C Recertification Grace Period

Effective January 01, 2019 the AE-C credential renewal grace period was changed to one year, with a $50 late fee for renewals submitted after the credential expiration. If your certification is about to expire, you can recertify by continuing education units (CEU) if you meet the recertification by CEU requirements.

Study suggests painkillers taken during pregnancy not a cause of asthma in kids

A study of almost 500,000 women indicates that taking paracetamol (acetaminophen) or other painkillers during pregnancy is not responsible for increasing the risk of asthma in children.

Updated Information on State IAQ Laws and Policies— Environmental Law Institute (ELI)

ELI provides information about state policies and programs on a variety of IAQ-related topics, including a Database of IAQ Laws, Policy Briefs and Topics in School Environmental Health. Topics include mold, radon, homes/landlord-tenant, schools/child care and green buildings.

Webinar: The Technical Details: EPA Guidance for Residential Air Cleaners - March 21 @1 p.m.

This webinar is about the EPA’s Guide to Air Cleaners in the Home, which was updated and reissued in July 2018. The guidance comes in two parts: a brief version for consumers and a much longer technical summary for those who need a more in-depth understanding of current air cleaner alternatives. This webinar is focused on the technical summary.

Short-Term Exposure to Air Pollution May Increase Asthma Mortality

Researchers in China analyzed death records from approximately 4,500 people who died of asthma and found that short-term exposure to PM 2.5, NO2, and O3 were significantly associated with asthma mortality.

Prenatal high-dose vitamin D not linked to asthma at age 6

A new study followed children from the Copenhagen Prospective Studies on Asthma in Childhood 2010 vitamin D randomized clinical trial. No effect of the supplementation was seen in an analysis of the yearly prevalence of persistent wheeze or asthma through age 6 years.