The Healthy House Institute (HHI) and the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) are working together this fall to help disseminate health information to the 60 million Americans living with allergies or asthma.  The efforts will include collaboration to produce content for HHI's website and outreach to teach consumers how to reduce allergens and irritants.
HHI has created a dedicated Asthma and Allergies section on its website, wherein AAFA will provide content.  In addition, AAFA-bylined articles will appear monthly on HHI’s home page. Other forms of outreach are also in development.
"From paints and finishes, to mattresses, to floor care, to selection of cleaners and other products, everyone can improve the indoor air quality by making small, informed changes," said Allen Rathey, president of HHI. "AAFA's well-vetted body of research and health expertise combined with HHI's focus on the home as an integrated system will help us to better inform the public about practical steps they can take to prevent problems."
"We are pleased to be able to work with HHI in a holistic approach to help improve the lives of families with asthma and allergies," said Mike Tringale, M.S.M., AAFA's Vice President of External Affairs. "We share HHI's commitment to helping people improve their indoor environment and health by teaching them to reduce or eliminate triggers such as dust mites, pet dander, and VOCs."