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Reducing Exposure to House Dust Mites. Use bedding encasements Wash bed linens weekly Avoid down fillings Limit stuffed animals to those that can be washed Reduce humidity level (between 30% and 50% relative humidity per EPR-3).

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Reducing Exposure to House Dust Mites

Use bedding encasements

Wash bed linens weekly

Avoid down fillings

Limit stuffed animals to those that can be washed

Reduce humidity level (between 30% and 50% relative humidity per EPR-3)

Source: “What You and Your Family Can Do About Asthma” by the Global Initiative For Asthma Created and funded by NIH/NHLBI, 1995


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Reducing Exposure to Environmental Tobacco Smoke

Evidence suggests an association between environmental tobacco smoke exposure and exacerbations of asthma among school-aged, older children, and adults.

Evidence shows an association between environmental tobacco smoke exposure and asthma development among pre-school aged children.


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Reducing Exposure to Cockroaches

Remove as many water and food sources as possible to avoid cockroaches.


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Reducing Exposure to Pets

  • People who are allergic to pets should not have them in the house.

  • At a minimum, do not allow pets in the bedroom.


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Reducing Exposure to Mold

Eliminating mold and the moist conditions that permit mold growth may help prevent asthma exacerbations.


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Other Asthma Triggers

  • Air pollution

  • Trees, grass, and weed pollen


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