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Bert's Blog™

Bert's Blog™ features anything and everything to do with what is more suitable for those living with asthma and allergies. The blog also presents information for manufacturers aiming to provide products and services for those patients with asthma and allergic diseases.

Bert takes the science of certification and talks about it with you so that all can better understand what it means to be Certified asthma & allergy friendly™. He will also discuss tips, asthma and allergy news and resources, Q&As, newly certified products and services, and more.

Bert's Blog™ will occasionally feature guest bloggers from the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) and Allergy Standards Limited (ASL) who will talk about manufacturer tips, new Certification Standards, and industry news.

Through Hockey, Avery Can #TackleAsthma and #TackleAllergies

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The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America chose Avery and his mom Jessica as their final winners in their #TackleAsthma and #TackleAllergies photo contest. Avery loves hockey but hasn’t let asthma hold him back. Through his photo, he proves that asthma doesn’t have keep you from your favorite sports and activities. 

“My son Avery tackles allergy induced asthma by playing HOCKEY!He is 10 years old and has been playing club for 7 and just made his first AAA team this past spring. Asthma may make it more difficult for him but he doesn’t use it as a crutch ...he finds a balance between pushing himself and knowing his limits. He had his first anaphylactic incident this past Fall, spent 2 nights in the ICU, and came out a fighter” – Jessica

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Lexi’s Determination Helps Her #TackleAsthma

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Lexi L is the Asthma and Allergy Foundation’s fourth winner of their #TackleAsthma and #TackleAllergies photo contest!
 
“I try to not let my asthma hold me back from living my life to the fullest. I’ve been intubated once due to an asthma attack and recently had to be on the Bi-Pap this past November due to another attack.

Wakeboarding has always been my passion but due to being limited, I can’t do certain things as much as I would like to. Also, being one that has such horrible allergies, that also limits me during the seasons but I keep chugging along!” – Lexi L
 
Lexi has had asthma since she was born. It’s so severe that she struggles every day. She is an inspiration because even though she is limited in her daily activities, she can #TackleAsthma to do the activities she enjoys.
During Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month, AAFA has been giving away “healthier home” packages of asthma & allergy friendly® Certified products to five winners. One more winner will be chosen.

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Emren Teaches the Importance of Keeping Emergency Medicines With You at All Times

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Emren and his mom Ashley are the third winners of the Asthma and Allergy Foundations of America's (AAFA) #TackleAsthma and #TackleAllergies photo contest!

Emren has asthma and food allergies. He also has a favorite stuffed pig that he likes to take with him everywhere he goes. He knows how important it is to keep his emergency medicines with him at all times. So whenever he leaves the house, his pig and his emergency medicines go with him.

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Eden Tackles Asthma With Her Positive Attitude

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Congratulations to PinkLadyCha! She is the week 2 winner of the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America’s #TackleAsthma and #TackleAllergies contest! In these pictures, her daughter Eden reminds us that asthma flareups can strike at any time. But a fighting attitude helps her face those tough moments.

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3 Ways to Raise Awareness of Asthma and Allergies

3 Ways to Raise Awareness of Asthma and Allergies

In the U.S., asthma and allergic diseases such as pollen allergies or food allergies affect more than 60 million people. The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of American (AAFA) has declared May to be National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Month. During this month, AAFA is working to raise awareness about these allergic diseases.

You can help raise awareness too. Asthma and allergies rates are growing. Better awareness helps those with these conditions get better treatment and care.

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