New Asthma Study Links VOCs and Allergens to an Increase in Childhood Asthma
Asthma is a chronic obstructive lung disease caused by inflammation and increased reaction of the airways to various triggers, and nearly one in 13 school-aged children suffers from it. Symptoms include wheezing, coughing, chest tightness and shortness of breath and can be life-threatening if not managed properly.
The number of cases of asthma in children has increased dramatically in the past 30 years and poor indoor air quality (IAQ) appears to play a role in this increase. Studies indicate that most individual volatile organic compounds (VOCs) appear to be risk factors for asthma as well as the most common allergen, dust mites.
Download this white paper to learn about:
- VOCs - their origin and connection to asthma
- Total VOCs and how that differs from individual ratings
- Dust mite allergens - what they are, what they do, and how to control them
- Steps to maintaining good IAQ