Tag Archives: environmental controls

AAP: INDOOR ALLERGEN TESTING ‘A MUST’ FOR KIDS WITH ASTHMA

FCAAIA Notes: The vast majority of children with asthma have allergies and should have allergy testing.  Therefore, a thorough history of environmental exposures, correlated with the patient’s history and his testing results allow for focused recommendations for allergen avoidance. The … Continue reading

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EFFECTIVENESS OF AIR PURIFIER ON HEALTH OUTCOMES AND INDOOR PARTICLES IN HOMES OF CHILDREN WITH ALLERGIC DISEASES IN FRESNO, CALIFORNIA: A PILOT STUDY

FCAAIA Notes: Air pollution is not just an outdoor problem. In fact, many patients neglect the effect that air pollution can have inside their homes. Air purifiers are useful for some people with asthma or allergies, but not others.  This … Continue reading

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CLASSROOM AIRBORNE ENDOTOXIN LEVELS LEAD TO INCREASED ASTHMA SYMPTOMS

FCAAIA Notes: Endotoxin is everywhere.  The word endotoxin doesn’t sound so bad until you realize that endotoxin comes from fecal (animal and human) bacterial cell walls.  It is highest in homes with pets, in farm homes, in buildings with a … Continue reading

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THIRD-HAND SMOKE IMPACTS KIDS’ BREATHING

FCAAIA Notes: More bad news for children who live in houses with smokers (not that we ever expect to have good news for them!). Passive smoking comes in three forms: Second hand smoke is that exhaled by the smoker. Side … Continue reading

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KIDS’ ASTHMA MORE LIKELY TO LINGER WITH PET ALLERGIES

FCAAIA Notes:  The question of which children will outgrow asthma and which will not is highly complex and cannot be answered with one study.  There are many contributing factors. It is likely that ongoing exposure to any trigger that increases … Continue reading

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AIR CLEANERS DO NOT SUFFICIENTLY REDUCE SECONDHAND SMOKE

FCAAIA Notes: Air cleaners have some utility for control of indoor asthma and allergy triggers. They are useful for particulates matter and irritant dusts. They have some utility in reducing indoor mold and animal dander levels. They actually are not … Continue reading

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