Clean indoor air as important as meds in controlling kids’ asthma

By Lisa Rapaport (Reuters Health) – To avoid asthma attacks, children with the respiratory disease shouldn’t breathe indoor air that’s contaminated by pollutants and allergens known to aggravate their symptoms, U.S. doctors advise. Reducing exposure to things like second-hand cigarette smoke, dust mites and furry pets may be as effective as medications at controlling asthma, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. Children may be particularly vulnerable to indoor environmental allergens and pollutants because their airways are still developing and because they may spend more time on the floor in closer contact to these irritants than adults, doctors argue in the report published October 31st in the journal Pediatrics.
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