Hillary Rodham Clinton has announced a campaign to educate parents and communities about how to handle and prevent attacks from asthma, which affects about 5 million children across the nation.

A new National Ozone Map gives ozone levels and forecasts daily and will be provided to local weather broadcasts and on the Internet by the Environmental Protection Agency.The Clinton administration also will conduct a pilot program to identify and prevent environmental risks to children in 11 communities. Health-care providers, teachers, government officials and business owners will work together to reduce children's health risks.

Cases of asthma among pre-schoolers rose 160 percent from 1980 to 1994, Health and Human Services Secretary Donna Shalala said.