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Environmental Triggers of Asthma
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Course: WB 1102
CE Original Date: October 17, 2007
CE Renewal Date: October 17, 2010
CE Expiration Date: October 16, 2012
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CDC/ATSDR Resources

The following online resources concerning asthma are provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry http://www.atsdr.cdc.gov/
    • For chemical, emergency situations
      • CDC Emergency Response: 770-488-7100 and request the ATSDR Duty Officer
    • For chemical, non-emergency situations

      PLEASE NOTE: ATSDR cannot respond to questions about individual medical cases, provide second opinions or make specific recommendations regarding therapy. Those issues should be addressed directly with your health care provider.

Other Online Resources

The following online resources provide detailed asthma and allergen control and prevention strategies.

Additional Government Publications

The following government publications on asthma may be helpful:

  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. 1997. Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma. Bethesda (MD): National Institutes of Health. No. 97-4051.

    www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/asthma/asthgdln.pdf [PDF - 3.88 MB]

  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. 2003. Guidelines for the diagnosis and management of asthma—updates on selected topics 2002. Bethesda (MD): National Institutes of Health. No. 02-5074.

    www.nhlbi.nih.gov/guidelines/asthma/index.htm

  • Williams SG, Schmidt DK, Redd SC, Storms W. 2003. Key clinical activities for quality asthma care. Recommendations of the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program. MMWR 52(RR-6): 1–8.

    www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5206a1.htm

  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). Work-related lung disease surveillance report 2002. DHHS (NIOSH) Publication No. 2003-111, 2003, p191.

    www.cdc.gov/niosh/docs/2003-111/2003-111.html

  • National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute. Global initiative for asthma: global strategy for asthma management and prevention. Bethesda, MD: National Institutes of Health

    www.ginasthma.com.

Suggested Reading

The following publications on asthma may be helpful:

  • Bernstein DI, Chan-Yeung M, Malo J-L, Bernstein IL, eds. Asthma in the Workplace and Related Conditions, 3rd Edition. New York: Taylor and Francis, 2006.
  • Etzel RA. 2003. How environmental exposures influence the development and exacerbation of asthma. Pediatrics 112(1):233–9.

    http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/cgi/content/full/112/1/S1/233

Other CSEMs

Case Studies in Environmental Medicine: Environmental Triggers of Asthma is one monograph in a series. For other modules in this series, please go to: www.atsdr.cdc.gov/csem/csem.html

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