Lesson 3: Reducing Asthma Triggers

Yuck! cockroaches

Creepy indoor mold

Unlike some of the other allergens you've learned about, indoor molds and mildew are easily eliminated once you discover them!

Assignment #2
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The aptly-named airborne irritant

Anyone with allergies and asthma should avoid airborne irritants as much as possible. The ones you are most likely to face in your home or office are: tobacco smoke, aerosols, paint, perfumes, cleaning products or other strong odors or fumes.

With all of these suggestions, changing your home or indoor workspace can take some time, so start with a priority list. Progressive changes will give you a home that is less allergenic, easier to clean, and healthier for the whole family.

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