Superstorm Sandy’s high winds have died down, but there could still be danger in the air. Parents of children with asthma know that poor air quality could trigger an asthma attack. That often means keeping their kids indoors on bad air days – even if that day is Halloween.
Before heading out to trick-or-treat, parents with children with asthma were encouraged to check the American Lung Association's State of the Air app for air quality alerts. (http://www.lung.org/healthy-air/outdoor/state-of-the-air/app.html). Download the app to keep tabs on your local air quality year round.
Check out this to-do list for other items that were on an asthma mom’s Halloween checklist this year.
Even if you don’t have a child with asthma, you can help ensure more healthy air days all year round. Email President Obama about setting tighter EPA standards for soot pollution by December: http://bit.ly/T8U5BA.