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.

More than 65 million Americans overall have asthma and allergies.

  • 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

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.

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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