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Patient Education Tools

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Ozone and Your Health: A short, colorful pamphlet that tells who is at risk from exposure to ozone, what health effects are caused by ozone, and simple measures to reduce health risk. 02/09
PDF (2pp, 2.5 MB)

Patient Education Tools - Photo of a patient learning about the Air Quality Index
A patient learning about the Air Quality Index

Smog - Who Does it Hurt?: This 8-page booklet provides more detailed information than "Ozone and Your Health" about ozone health effects and how to avoid them. 7/15/99
 PDF (10pp, 274KB)

Air Quality Index - A Guide to Air Quality and Your Health: This booklet explains EPA's Air Quality Index and the health effects of major air pollutants. 08/09 PDF (12pp, 629KB)

AQI Forecasts: Your Advance Notification About Unhealthy Air: This brochure explains how to use the Air Quality Index, and how high levels of ozone and particle matter can affect your health. Learn where this pollution comes from and what you can do to protect yourself when air quality is poor. 02/07 PDF (2pp, 3MB)

Effects of Common Air Pollutants Medical Poster: This colorful poster is designed for use in patient waiting areas or exam rooms to educate your patients about the health effects of air pollution on the respiratory and cardiovascular systems. PDF (1pp. 888KB) | PDF "18x24" Printable Version (1p, 7.9MB)

Heart Disease, Stroke, and Outdoor Air Pollution: A fact sheet to increase awareness that air pollution can trigger heart attacks, stroke, and other health effects. It includes information about risk factors and warning signs for heart disease and stroke. 01/2010 PDF (2pp. 325KB) image of Enviroflash icon

Asthma and Outdoor Air Pollution: A fact sheet to increase awareness that air pollution can make asthma symptoms worse and can trigger attacks in people with asthma. It also includes steps to take to protect health and reduce exposure. 2002 PDF (2pp. 502KB)

EnviroFlash: An email and cell phone notification service that gives you up-to-date, local air quality information. Sign up at www.enviroflash.info.

Why is Coco Orange?: A picture book to educate children about the Air Quality Index and how to stay healthy when the air quality is bad. Ages 4-8. 05/2010 HTML | PDF (19 pp., 1.7MB)

Some of these publications are available En español

Additional Links:

  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Asthma and Indoor Environments. This site provides a variety of resources and educational tools to help parents and children learn about asthma triggers and manage their health. Most materials are offered in English and Spanish.
  • More publications are available on the AIRNow website.

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