Text of A joint resolution designating the week beginning on May 11, 1986, as “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Week”.
The text of the bill below is as of May 20, 1986 (Passed Congress/Enrolled Bill).
PUBLIC LAW 99-310—MAY 20, 1986 100 STAT. 463 Public Law 99-310 99th Congress Joint Resolution Designating the week beginning on May 11, 1986, as "National Asthma and Allergy May 20, 1986 Awareness Week". [H.J. Res. 427] Whereas asthma and allergic diseases result in physical, emotional, and economic hardship for more than thirty-five million Ameri- cans and their families; Whereas thousands of Americans, many of them young, die each year from asthma even though sufficient medical knowledge and resources exist to prevent many asthma-related deaths; Whereas student absenteeism is due in significant part to asthma and allergic diseases; Whereas environmental conditions in the workplace often cause or exacerbate asthma and allergic diseases among employees; Whereas many hospital patients suffer allergic reactions to pre- scribed medications; Whereas it is estimated that the American public pays $4,000,000,000 per year in medical bills directly attributable to the treatment and diagnosis of asthma and allergic diseases and pays another $2,000,000,000 per year as a result of the indirect social cost of such illnesses; Whereas, because of recent developments in the study of immunol- ogy, health care providers are better equipped to diagnose and treat asthma and allergic diseases; and Whereas increased public awareness of recent scientific advance- ments in the study of immunology will help dispel many of the common misconceptions concerning asthma, allergic diseases, and the victims of those illnesses: Now, therefore, be it Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the week beginning on May 11, 1986, is hereby designated as "National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Week", and the President is authorized and requested to issue a proclamation calling upon the people of the United States to observe such week with appropriate ceremonies and activities. Approved May 20, 1986. LEGISLATIVE HISTORY—H.J. Res. 427 (S.J. Res. 241): CONGRESSIONAL RECORD, Vol. 132 (1986): Apr. 30, considered and passed House. May 5, S.J. Res. 241 considered and passed Senate. May 15, H.J. Res. 427 considered and passed Senate.