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Allergies & Asthma

If you or your child have allergies or asthma, you already know that many things can bring on, or "trigger," an asthma flare or episode. Some things that trigger asthma attacks are called allergens. Some people get symptoms from only one allergen -  like dust mites. For other people, more than one kind of allergen can trigger an episode.

Tobacco smoke is an asthma trigger. Avoid smoking in a home where a person with asthma lives.

The most common allergens are:
pollen mold or mildew Dander dust mites cockroach
pollen mold & mildew animal dander dust mites cockroaches

Health professionals agree that controlling allergens in the home can significantly reduce symptoms for the millions of people who suffer from allergies or asthma. And cleaning is one of the first and easiest steps to controlling the most common indoor allergens that can trigger attacks. To help families control their home environment, ACI has developed asthma education materials tailored to the information needs of various audiences.


Cleaning to Control Allergies & Asthma: Basics
Cleaning To Control Asthma: Bedroom
Cleaning To Control Asthma: Wash Bedding
Cleaning To Control Asthma: Bathroom
Cleaning To Control Asthma: Kitchen
Cleaning To Control Asthma: Refrigerator
Cleaning To Control Asthma: Clutter Control
Allergies & Asthma Publications
Useful Links

Bobbie Shaffett

"As state Extension Healthy Homes Coordinator, I rely on the educational materials provide by ACI to teach both educators and diverse audiences of consumers about clean and healthy homes. Cleaning to Control Allergies & Asthma is one of my favorites! Thank you for providing these wonderful teaching resources." --
Bobbie Shaffett, Ph.D., Mississippi State University Extension Service (recent retired) and Healthy Homes Coordinator (part-time).