Updated: Feb 14
According to pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, American College of Physicians, MKSAP 18:
"Comprehensive asthma care strategies include avoidance of triggers with allergen management (mold abatement, pest control, air filters), reduce exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, and a healthy diet and exercise program to promote weight loss."
15% of adult asthma is work related.Occupational asthma includes asthma directly caused by exposure to sensitizing or irritant substances in the work-place, as well as preexisting asthma that is exacerbated bu these same factors. Examples include animal and plant allergens, latex, grains, diisocyanates. The overriding principles of treatment should be prevention.
Children often have a family history of atopy, or exposure to sensitizing allergens such as dust mites or cockroaches.
New Onset Asthma in Adults:
May have occupational exposures known to induce bronchial hyper-reactivity. Those with severe symptoms generally have a more persistent course, lower pulmonary function, and increased risk of developing fixed airway obstruction.
Air Purity is Essential for you and your family:
The cleanliness of the air ducts within your home or office will determine the quality of air you breathe. When air ducts are not cleaned for extensive periods of time, they may collect mold, dust, pollen, spider webs and other debris, all of which are spread throughout the building via the ventilation system. Another organism that may live in the air ducts of your home or office are dust mites and danders.
Can Dirty Air Ducts Affect Your Health?
Dirty air ducts decreases the quality and cleanliness of your indoor home environment.
Dirty air ducts are the common cause of allergies, sore throat, colds and coughing.
Dirty air ducts causes the “sick building syndrome”.
Dirty air ducts cause odors.