Friday, July 29, 2011

Asthma Relief: An odd trigger you may not be aware of

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For the millions of people with asthma, staying attack-free means knowing your triggers. Did you know that thunderstorms can also be added to the long list of triggers that includes airborne chemicals, pollen, dust and dander?

Scientists who tracked years of emergency room visits noted a significant increase in asthma attacks immediately after storms.

They believe that the rain breaks apart pollen grains, releasing allergens, while high winds pick up these irritants and other pollutants, dispersing them over a wide area.

Researchers add that with global climate changes, thunderstorms may actually increase in the coming years. Since we can’t change the weather, what’s a sufferer to do for real asthma relief?

“Besides sticking to your doctor’s asthma treatment plan, one of the most proactive things you can do for asthma relief is to address airborne irritants,” says Stephanie Bristow, an AllerAir Air Quality Expert. “A good quality air purifier with both a HEPA and carbon filter will reduce airborne dust, pollen, pollution and chemical fumes.”

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