Allergens and irritants (often called triggers) found in the home can cause dangerous asthma emergencies. Thus, reducing or eliminating asthma triggers can play an important role in managing asthma and preventing asthma emergencies.
Common allergens (things that someone is allergic to) found in the home include:
Common irritants (things that irritate the airways) found in the home include:
There are a variety of things that landlords/housing providers can do to promote asthma-friendly home environments:
Smoke-free Multi-Unit Housing Policy Brief – American Lung Association
Online Course – Smoke free Policies in Multi-unit Housing: Steps for Success – American Lung AssociationSmoke-free Housing for Property Managers and Condo Associations – Respiratory Health Association
Integrated Pest Management – Midwest Pesticide Action Center