Environmental Triggers of Asthma


Environmental Triggers of Asthma


Digital download, PDF (fully compatible with iBooks, e-book readers)
25 pages
Third edition, published 2014
ISBN: 1–896291–58–9 

Both the National Asthma Education and Prevention Program Expert Panel Report 3 (EPR 3) and the Global Initiative on Asthma (GINA) state that control of triggers is the first step in asthma management, even before the use of medication.

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This publication provides a comprehensive introduction to the most common triggers:

  • Air Pollution
  • Outdoor triggers such a mold, pollen, smog, cold air and weather
  • Indoor allergens including pet dander, house dust mites, mold, cockroaches, rodents and latex
  • Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)
  • Other contaminants such as bioaerosols

A section on exposure reduction techniques is included for every trigger mentioned above. This publication concludes with a section describing methods that can be used to improve indoor air quality.