EHW’s asthma projects focus on the control of residential asthma triggers with a special focus on pests and moisture:
EHW’s Roach Allergen Reduction Project
- EHW conducted a study in public housing units, testing new methods for:
- assessment of cockroach allergen contamination,
- safer elimination of cockroach infestation and
- effective cleanup of roach allergens.
- Read the EPA Case Study and the National Center for Healthy Housing Case Study write-ups of the the Roach Allergen Reduction Project
- Read the Roach Allergen Reduction Project Final Report
EHW’s Moisture Reduction Projects
- The Cuyahoga County Urban Mold & Moisture Program explored the relationship between mold, moisture, asthma triggers and the respiratory health of children living in inner city neighborhoods throughout Greater Cleveland. Homes received environmental interventions focused on the reduction of water infiltration, removal of water damaged building materials, HVAC alterations, lead hazard control, and environmental cleaning.
- The Cleveland-Cuyahoga County Healthy House Initiative (CCHHI) integrated weatherization and healthy house interventions and further refined the moisture interventions developed in the Urban Mold and Moisture Project.
Lead and Asthma
EHW’s Lead + Asthma Project
- Both asthma and lead poisoning disproportionately affect poor and minority, inner-city children.
- Both are related to deteriorated housing conditions, and require similar repairs on the affected child’s home. Why not combine your approach and impact both problems at the same time?
- Read the Lead/Asthma Overview
Other Asthma Projects
Helping Families Manage Asthma
- 5 tasks that families must master to successfully manage asthma:
- Complying with medication regimens
- Identifying and reducing environmental triggers
- Anticipating and coping with attacks
- Navigating the health care system
- Communicating with childcare and school
- See the details of Helping Families Manage Asthma
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