Text of A joint resolution designating the week beginning on May 11, 1986, as “National Asthma and Allergy Awareness Week”.


This resolution was enacted after being signed by the President on May 20, 1986. 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):
    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.