May Is National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month

Since 1984, the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has declared May to be “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month.” It is a peak season for people with asthma and allergies, and a perfect time to educate patients, family, friends, co-workers, and others about these diseases.

Quick Facts (Download Fact Sheet):

More than 65 million Americans overall have asthma and allergies. Some people may have one or both of these conditions.

  • About 25 million Americans have asthma (20 million adults and 5 million children)1
  • About 32 million Americans have food allergies (26 million adults and 6 million children)2,3
  • About 24 million Americans have hay fever, rhinitis, or nasal allergies (19.2 million adults and 5.2 million children)4
  • There is no cure for asthma or allergies.

These numbers paint a picture of how many people in the U.S. are managing asthma and allergies. But they don’t paint a picture of the overall impact these diseases have on people and communities.

Get Involved and Take Action:

The theme of this year's awareness month is to dispel myths and help people understand asthma and allergies. We invite you to join us for 31 Days of Action for National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month! Before the month begins, order your T-shirts and awareness bracelets (by April 23, 2021). 


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