Resources: Halting asthma in health care

Check out the following resources for more information and tips on eliminating the risk of asthma in your hospital:

Healthcare Without Harm: Provides a guide to reducing risks of asthma in hospitals: http://www.noharm.org/lib/downloads/cleaners/Risks_to_Asthma_Guide.pdf

Association of Occupational and Environmental Clinics: Provides a list of asthmagens: http://www.aoecdata.org/

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Provides a guide to Environmentally Preferred Purchasing: http://www.epa.gov/epp/pubs/products/cleaning.htm#a

Green Seal: Provides a list of "green" certified cleaning products: www.greenseal.org

The Lowell Center for Sustainable Production and the Asthma Regional Council: Reported on the business case for preventing and controlling asthma: http://asthmaregionalcouncil.org/uploads/Asthma%20Management/Business_Case_Employers_Health_Care_Purchasers%20_2010.pdf

Massachusetts Nurses Association: Provides an online educational course on work-related asthma: http://www.massnurses.org/nursing-resources/continuing-education/mna-ce-online