Asthma and Indoor Air Quality in the Home
2009 | Download
On average California adults and children spend nearly 90% of their time during the week indoors, and most of that time is in the home, where children and adults alike can be exposed to many asthma triggers. The presence of uncontrolled environmental triggers causes irritation to the lungs and can lead to the development and exacerbation of asthma as well as allergies and other health-threatening conditions.
Created by PHI's Regional Asthma Management and Prevention program, this fact sheet covers the major environmental asthma triggers found in homes, and how they impact childhood asthma. The fact sheet also provides resources for families to take action to prevent and mitigate asthma in the home.