Indoor Air Quality and Asthma

Indoor Air Quality

The Clark County Combined Health District houses an Indoor Air Quality Program in order to educate the public and promote healthy indoor atmospheres. This involves the smoke-free workplace program, the school environmental health and safety program, and the asthma program.

The Clark County Health District provides FREE consultation services and FREE onsite Indoor Air Quality Assessments for homes and businesses for the following indoor health concerns:

  • Mold and breathing problems
  • Heating and ventilation problems
  • Temperature and humidity problems
  • Asthma and allergy triggers
  • Secondhand tobacco smoke
  • And more

If you suspect that you have health issues related to the quality of your indoor air, you can call the CCCHD to discuss at 937-390-5600 ext. 245 or you can arrange a FREE indoor air quality assessment by e-mailing environmental@ccchd.com.

For more information on indoor air quality, visit the Ohio Department of Health webpage:

https://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhprograms/eh/healthyhomes/healthy1aspx

Asthma

FOR PHYSICIANS: Is your patient struggling with asthma?

Asthma can be a difficult diagnosis to manage, and can be responsible for an increase in emergency room visits. As you know, asthma can be worsened by triggers within the patient's home, such as dust mites, mold spores, pet dander, pests, air fresheners, and secondhand tobacco smoke.

You can arrange a FREE indoor air quality assessment of your patient's home to identify possible asthma triggers. Call 937-390-5600 ext 245 or email environmental@ccchd.com.

For more information on asthma, visit:

The Ohio Department of Health:  http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhprograms/chss/asthma/asthma1.aspx

Guidelines for Diagnosis and Management of Asthma: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/files/docs/guidelines/asthsumm.pdf

Asthma Care Quick Reference - U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: http://www.nhlbi.nih.gov/files/docs/guidelines/asthma_qrg.pdf

Dayton Children's Hospital Asthma Care Program Patient Driven Protocol: http://www.childrensdayton.org/cms/resource_library/files/b112a31de45b4bb5/final_patient_asthma_driven_protocol_2012_combined_.pdf

 

Asthma

FOR PATIENTS AND PARENTS: Are you struggling with asthma or do you have a child struggling with asthma?

Asthma is a serious health issue responsible for missed school days, increased emergency room visits, and other health problems. Asthma can be made worse by triggers within the home, such as dust mites, pet dander, pests, and secondhand tobacco smoke.

If you are struggling with asthma or if you are a parent with a child who is struggling with asthma, you can arrange a FREE indoor air quality assessment of your home to identify possible asthma triggers. Call 937-390-5600 ext 245 or email environmental@ccchd.com

For more information on asthma, visit the Ohio Department of Health: http://www.odh.ohio.gov/odhprograms/chss/asthma/asthma1.aspx

Reviewed 3/2/17 lv