Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Asthma Research Results Highlights.
CORP Author Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Research and Development.
Publisher May 2005
Year Published 2005
Report Number EPA/600/R-04/161;
Stock Number PB2006-111241
Additional Subjects Respiratory diseases ; Asthma ; Research programs ; Diagnosis ; Environmental factors ; Genetic susceptibility ; Bioaerosols ; Socioeconomic status ; Health status ; Lifestyle ; Activity levels ; Air pollutants ; Risk assessment ; Air pollution effects ; Health hazards ; Public health ; Exposure ; Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Internet Access
Description Access URL
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2006-111241 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. NTIS 11/20/2006
Collation 48p
In 2002, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released its Asthma Research Strategy. Since then, scientists have made significant strides in advancing our understanding of how and why asthma is on the rise and our understanding of what induces and exacerbates the disease. EPA research has focused on three areas: asthma triggers, susceptibility factors, and intervention strategies. This document provides an overview of the advances in these areas and highlights studies that are particularly noteworthy because of their contribution to applications that reduce asthma suffered by individuals. This research reflects EPAs commitment to addressing the serious public health threat that is posed by the growing asthma epidemic. While we are proud of the accomplishments of EPAs Asthma Research Program to date, significant uncertainties remain. We need to learn more about the causes and triggers of asthma, as well as how to manage this disease.