Asthma is a common respiratory ailment in the U.S. An estimated 17.7 million people who have it according to statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
While it’s widespread, that doesn’t make it any easier to deal with for those afflicted. While there is no known cure there are certain triggers of asthma “attacks” that can be avoided, and in honor of Asthma Awareness Month, here are six of them…
1. Wipe Surfaces Clean at Home
Countertops and tabletops are a perfect place for dust and pet hair to gather, notes GetSmartAboutAsthma.com. Even walls and light switch plates can accumulate asthma triggers, even though they’re a vertical surface.
The site recommends using cleaning products that are made from natural ingredients, as to not aggravate respiratory problems. Using natural cleaners can also help ensure safety of food preparation surfaces; check the labels first before using any cleaner.