SOURCE: American Scientific Resources

May 08, 2008 08:35 ET

Heath and Safety Products Company Helps Blow the Whistle on Asthma Awareness Month

WESTON, FL--(Marketwire - May 8, 2008) - In the United States alone, more than 6 million children suffer from asthma, which is the most common serious chronic disease of childhood. In addition, asthma accounts for one third of all pediatric emergency room visits, and is a leading cause of school absenteeism.

In response to these alarming statistics, and in an effort to raise public awareness of the risks faced everyday by 22 million Americans living with asthma, American Scientific Resources, Inc. (PINKSHEETS: ASFX) joins the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in celebrating Asthma Awareness Month. American Scientific Resources, Inc. will help raise awareness about Asthma Month via press releases, articles and the Newsletter.

All across the world, events are being held this May as part of Asthma Awareness Month. Join American Scientific Resources, Inc. and the EPA in raising awareness about indoor and outdoor pollutants that trigger asthma and in learning ways to prevent asthma episodes.

Asthma is a long-term, inflammatory disease in which the airways of the lungs constrict, causing wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and coughing. Exposure to allergens and irritants such as dust mites, mold, cockroaches, pet dander, and secondhand smoke can bring on an asthma episode.

Asthma has reached epidemic proportions in the United States, affecting about 22 million people. Asthma is one of the leading causes of childhood hospitalizations, long-term illness, and school absenteeism, accounting for nearly 13 million missed school days each year;

Each year 2 million people are rushed to the emergency room and 5,000 people die from asthma.

"In support of the EPA's mission to promote awareness for Asthma Month, we wish to share our expertise, to educate people about how to manage asthma through planning and proper use of products such as the Kidz-Med Whistle Watch and Ultrasonic Nebulizer, which aid in helping asthma sufferers," stated Dr. Christopher Tirotta, CEO of American Scientific Resources.

More children every day are suffering from asthma, allergies and other respiratory diseases that require treatment and medication. The Kidz-Med Ultrasonic Nebulizer provides swift relief for children with asthma or respiratory diseases, and the Kidz-Med Whistle Watch alerts a caregiver as to the stage of an attack.

For more information on the EPA's Asthma Program and Asthma Awareness Month, log on to and Kidz-Med, Inc.

About American Scientific Resources, Inc.

American Scientific Resources, Inc. is a leading provider of innovative health and safety products through its Kidz-Med, Inc. and Heart Smart System, Inc. subsidiaries and Kidz-Med distributes unique health and safety-related pediatric products, including the Kidz-Med Ultrasonic Nebulizer. Unlike other nebulizers, Ultrasonic Nebulizer does not require the use of a medicine cup. Lightweight, portable, easy to use, and affordable you can keep one in each vehicle as well as at home or at grandma's house. For additional information, visit the corporate web site,

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