A vast majority of Americans do not fully understand how indoor air can negatively affect their health. To better educate consumers about the importance of indoor air quality, leading air conditioning and heating manufacturer Lennox Industries (Dallas) has entered into an educational cooperative agreement with the Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA). The agreement is focused on increasing public awareness of a little-understood health concern.

As a patient organization dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with asthma and allergies, AAFA recommends controlling air quality in the home as an effective method to reduce allergy and asthma symptoms. The cooperative agreement will include awareness and education of Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) for consumers. Health care providers--including doctors and nurses--will be targeted to assist in informing consumers in this educational campaign.