EPA employs 17,000 people across the country, including our headquarters offices in Washington, DC, 10 regional offices, and more than a dozen labs. Our staff are highly educated and technically trained; more than half are engineers, scientists, and policy analysts.

In addition, a large number of employees are legal, public affairs, financial, information management and computer specialists. EPA is led by the Administrator, who is appointed by the President of the United States.


The mission of the American Lung Association® is to prevent lung disease and promote lung health.

The American Lung Association® is the oldest voluntary health organization in the United States, with a National Office and constituent and affiliate associations around the country.

Founded in 1904 to fight tuberculosis, the American Lung Association® today fights lung disease in all its forms, with special emphasis on asthma, tobacco control and environmental health. The American Lung Association® is funded by contributions from the public, along with gifts and grants from corporations, foundations and government agencies. The American Lung Association® achieves its many successes through the work of thousands of committed volunteers and staff.

 


Mayo Clinic is a not-for-profit medical practice dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of virtually every type of complex illness. Mayo Clinic staff members work together to meet your needs.

 

You will see as many doctors, specialists and other health care professionals as needed to provide comprehensive diagnosis, understandable answers and effective treatment.

The AAAAI Web site provides useful patient information, professional education, member updates, physician referral services, and timely data for the media. We also want to introduce you to the Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Education and Research Trust (ART).

The ART is dedicated to finding treatments and cures for the millions of people suffering from allergies, asthma and other immunologic diseases by supporting education and research.



The Indoor Air Quality Association (IAQA) was established in 1995 to promote uniform standards, procedures and protocols in the Indoor Air Quality industry. In 2005 IAQA's membership was consolidated with two very similar organizations: The American Indoor Air Quality Council (AmIAQ) and the Indoor Environmental Standards Organization (IESO).

 


The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1953, is the leading patient organization for people with asthma and allergies, and the oldest asthma and allergy patient group in the world.

AAFA provides practical information, community based services and support through a national network of chapters and support groups. AAFA develops health education, organizes state and national advocacy efforts and funds research to find better treatments and cures.

The mission of NAFA is to conduct education and certification programs for members and end-user personnel; to provide forums for the exchange of information about technical standards, government regulations, and product information;

 

to educate end-users about the importance of air filtration and NAFA's certifications; to certify air filtration products; to set field performance standards for products; and to explore ways to increase business for NAFA members.

Alpha-1 Association's mission is to identify those affected by Alpha-1 Antitrypsin Deficiency and to improve the quality of their lives through support, education and advocacy.

 


The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers advances technology to serve humanity and promote a sustainable world. Membership is open to any person associated with the field.

 


Published by the COPD Foundation, the COPD Digest is the only publication of its kind. Patients, family members, friends, physicians, researchers, and policy makers will find the COPD Digest a valuable resource.