IAQ Asthma

Asthma and Indoor Air Pollution

It has been shown that asthma and indoor air pollution are related, especially in children. Asthma is a disorder caused by inflammation of the airways that lead to the lungs. This inflammation is caused by asthma triggers. When a person with asthma is exposed to a trigger (like indoor air pollution), their airway swells up and fills with mucus, and the muscles lining the airway tighten and constrict, making it even harder to breathe.

Let us help you. Have a HomeAdvice™ indoor air quality test done today in your home – it’s simple, easy, and is typically offered at an affordable or with some providers no cost to you, the homeowner.Find an IAQ expert in your area. They will be able to determine if the heating and cooling systems are properly sized and functioning at optimum levels. Clear your home of indoor air pollution. It’s one of the top environmental risks to your health.

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AirAdvice indoor air quality tips:

  • There are various sources of indoor air pollution that trigger asthma symptoms. Common symptoms are wheezing, chest tightness, breathlessness and coughing. Children are especially susceptible because their airways are overly sensitive, or hyper reactive, to asthma triggers.
  • Indoor allergens (a common type of indoor air pollution) can trigger asthma symptoms. Examples of indoor allergens are pet dander, mold, insect debris, dust, dust mites, and tree and flower pollen. Other triggers are irritants such as tobacco smoke, chemicals, paint odors, perfumes and hair spray.