Asthma


Asthma is a well-established environmentally-related disease.  We have increasing scientific evidence about chemical exposures that can cause asthma (asthmagens), as well as chemicals that increase risks for asthma events in those people with an existing diagnosis of asthma (asthma triggers).

What we know 

Science 

Scholarly papers:

Case Study: Environmental Triggers of Asthma

General web-based information, factsheets and other resources:

EPA Asthma information

EPA Asthma resources 

Asthma and air pollution 

Asthma in schools – The Green Squad helps kid learn about pollutants in schools, including those that worsen asthma

Asthma and idling buses  

American Lung Association’s Healthy Air site 

American Pediatric Association on Asthma

List of EPA publications on asthma