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MCAH Programs

Contact Information
Los Angeles County
Department of Public Health
Maternal, Child, and Adolescent Health Programs
600 S. Commonwealth Ave., 8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90005
Tel: (213) 639-6400
FAX: (213) 639-1034
Asthma Triggers

Children spend most of their time indoors and breathe up to twice as much air as adults. This means that they are at greater risk for health problems that come from indoor air pollution. Click on the links below for more information about creating healthy homes and reducing asthma triggers in your home.

Healthy Homes
Home Environment Checklist (EPA)

Healthy Homes Tenant Handout (U.S. Housing & Urban Development (HUD))

  • English
  • Espaņol
  • Healthy Homes Booklet (U.S. HUD)

    Stepping Stones Healthy Homes Booklet (U.S. HUD)

    Below are some common triggers of asthma symptoms. Click on the links for more information.

    For more information on secondhand smoke, call the American Lung Association at 1-800-LUNG-USA.

    Triggers Where Can I Go for Information?

    Air Pollution

    Air Quality Information for Kids
    Dust Mites
    & Bed Bugs
    Bed Bugs in Los Angeles County (LA County Department of Public Health)

    Bed Bugs Guidelines (California Department of Public Health)

    Bed Bug Prevention & Control in Hotels and Other Multiple Unit Dwellings
    (LA County Department of Public Health)

    Ticks & Fleas

    Cockroach Control Manual (University of Nebraska)

    Roach Prevention Activity Website for Kids (EPA)

    Controlling Fleas (LA County Department of Public Health)

    Guide to Rodent Control (LA County Department of Public Health)

    Rat Mites (LA County Department of Public Health)

    Managing Ticks (LA County Department of Public Health)


    Mold Fact Sheet (California Department of Public Health)

  • English
  • Espaņol
  • Molds FAQs (LA County Department of Public Health)

    California Indoor Air Quality Program (California Department of Public Health)

    Tobacco Smoke

    Secondhand Smoke & Asthma (EPA)

    Tobacco Smoke & Asthma (Allergy & Asthma Foundation)

    Asthma Coalition Upcoming Meetings
    2017 Asthma Awareness Event
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