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Indoor environmental quality

Asthma triggers in the home

Laura Au-Yeung, 2001
Reviewed by Richard Stone, 2014

Part of avoiding health problems such as asthma, is to be sure your home is as free as possible of substances that trigger asthma. Common triggers include tobacco smoke, wood smoke, pets, cockroaches, rodents, mold, strong odors and fumes and dust mites. Following are suggestions for each of these triggers.

Triggers and their controls:

For more information, contact your health care provider or your local Extension office, or 1-800-lungusa.

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