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Here’s Help for Controlling Asthma Triggers

Asthma triggers are things in your environment, both inside your home and outdoors, that can make your asthma worse. Asthma triggers range from dust mites and pet dander in the home to pollen and air pollution outside. Here’s how to help eliminate or avoid many of these common triggers.

Dust Mites

Many people who have asthma are allergic to dust mites. Dust mites are tiny bugs (too small to see) that are found in every home in dust, mattresses, pillows, carpets, cloth furniture, sheets and blankets, clothes, stuffed toys and other cloth-covered items. Things that may help:

Indoor Mold

Pollen and Outdoor Mold

Source: National Asthma Education and Prevention Program

May 17, 2017

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