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How do I avoid chemicals in the air to prevent asthma triggers?

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1. Try not to use aerosol sprays, paint, and cleaning products with heavy odors when you’re at home. Make sure your house has the right ventilation. Wear a mask or handkerchief over your mouth when you clean, dust, vacuum, sweep, or work in the yard.

2. Don’t use perfumes, scented lotions, or other strong-smelling products that may irritate your lungs.

3. Avoid wood smoke.

4. If you live in an area where air pollution is a problem, limit your time outdoors when the pollution counts are high.

5. Use an exhaust fan when you cook to remove smoke and odors

SOURCES: 

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Allergic Asthma Triggers."

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to Remember: Indoor Allergies."

Reviewed by William Blahd on October 20, 2017

SOURCES: 

Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Allergic Asthma Triggers."

American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to Remember: Indoor Allergies."

Reviewed by William Blahd on October 20, 2017

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