|No more over-the-counter asthma inhalers|
The inhaler contains a propellant that is damaging the ozone layer. It is called chlorofluorocarbon, or CFC, which is added to get the medicine from the aerosol canister into users' lungs.
The propellant has been banned by the United States Food and Drug Administration because it is responsible for 1/10th of a percent of global CFC emissions.
Those inhalers that are available with a prescription are using hfa propellants, which have replaced CFCs.
Experts say the new propellant is better for the environment, but also for the user, since the dosage is more accurate and less severe to inhale.
The measure may cause people to self-treat asthma and get a real diagnosis of their problems, officials say, but they may have to deal with a hefty price increase.
Indoor air quality important for asthma control
|The AirMedic Series from AllerAir|
provides great particle and chemical
control for those with asthma and allergies.
Asthma is a serious condition that should be treated by a health professional. If you suspect asthma, please consult a physician.
However, the air quality at home is an important part of dealing with asthma, since both airborne chemicals and particles aggravate, and in some cases, may even trigger allergies and asthma.
It is therefore vital that an air cleaner for respiratory conditions provides both a deep-bed activated carbon filter and a medical-grade HEPA filter.
AllerAir offers portable air purifiers for allergy and asthma that feature both carbon and HEPA air filters to remove the widest range of indoor air pollutants.
For more information, contact AllerAir.