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Save #Energy, Save Lives: Announcing @ACEEEdc’s newest program, #Health and #Environment. https://t.co/W1OV86egIX

Spring is peak season for allergies and asthma. As a result, May has been declared National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month by the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America. While our air is getting cleaner overall, the number of people with asthma keeps growing. One out of every 13 people in the United States has asthma , now the most common chronic disease that sends our kids to the hospital. Each year, we spend more than $50 billion treating asthma. We don’t have a cure for asthma, but we do know what causes attacks. Mold, exposure to cold air or sudden temperature changes, air pollution, and pollen are all culprits . Fortunately, these triggers can be managed, reduced, and in some cases even eliminated through energy efficiency measures. Sealing holes that let moisture into a house helps prevent mold, reduces the influx of outdoor pollution, and eliminates exposure t...

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