Tag Archives: pollutants

STRATEGIES TO ALTER THE NATURAL HISTORY OF CHILDHOOD ASTHMA

FCAAIA Notes: I guess one of the best ways to avoid having asthma is to choose the right parents, as asthma and other allergic disease are more common in children whose parents have allergies. Of course, as shown in this … Continue reading

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CLIMATE CHANGE, AIR POLLUTION, AND ALLERGIC RESPIRATORY DISEASES

FCAAIA Notes: Without getting into politics, there is no debate that global temperatures have risen steadily, especially since the start of the industrial age. Many components (including ozone, particulates, nitric oxides, sulfur dioxide, carbon monoxide, and the list goes on…) … 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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EXERCISE GOOD FOR ASTHMA, COPD EVEN WITH POLLUTION EXPOSURE

FCAAIA Notes:  In elderly patients with asthma and COPD which is the lesser of two evils, high exposure to air pollution or not exercising? According to this study, exercise is the winner. It is important to make sure your disease … Continue reading

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THE EFFECTS OF ROAD TRAFFIC POLLUTION ON CHILDREN LIFETIME EXPOSURE TO AMBIENT POLLUTION AND LUNG FUNCTION IN CHILDREN

FCAAIA Notes: I don’t really have to write any commentary here.  The fact is that air pollution (outdoor and indoor) adversely affects every aspect of respiratory health and has no redeeming qualities. So what’s my advice?  Think globally and act … 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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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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THE INDOOR ENVIRONMENT AND ITS EFFECTS ON CHILDHOOD ASTHMA

FCAAIA Notes: Irritants to the airway include air pollution (indoor and outdoor), strong odors from paints, cleaning products, etc., particulates (such as dusty areas), and even the odors from indoor molds and mustiness. People with allergy and/or asthma are particularly … Continue reading

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