U.S. EPA Greenversations: School Flag Program - Managing Asthma Through Air Quality Awareness
Tuesday, May 08, 2012
Melissa Payne, with the U.S. EPA Office of Air Quality Programs and Standards, posted a blog showing how the School Flag Program can help those suffering with asthma.
Imagine that you’re a child- or even a teenager- with asthma. Every day you go to school. It’s up to you to tell someone when you start to feel wheezy or your breathing is uncomfortable. But, sometimes it’s hard to stop or slow down what you’re doing and tell an adult.
So, what if there was a way for you to know what the air quality was going to be like- just by walking into school every morning? Your teachers would know. Your coaches would know. You would know. Everyone would have a part in keeping you and other kids healthy on poor air quality days.
As an adult, there’s something you can do to help your school make this a reality. The School Flag Program helps protect children’s health by increasing awareness about air quality and the effect it can have on children.
Read the complete blog post at U.S. EPA's Greenversations Blog: http://blog.epa.gov/blog/2012/05/school-flag/