Reducing Asthma Triggers

If the air in a room has many mold spores, then people and pets can get sick, and prior health conditions such as asthma can be further aggravated. Airborne triggers set off immune system reactions, which cause respiratory attacks for individuals with: Asthma, Rhinitis, and Sinusitis.
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Typical Asthma Triggers

These include microscopic particles such as mold spores, cat and dog dander, bird dander, cat saliva, insect droppings (dust mites, cockroaches, spiders, etc.) pollen and fabric fragments.

The Key to Reducing

the constant irritation stress that your asthmatic or allergic lungs and sinuses are exposed to is to continually clean the indoor air as much as practical.

Mold Trigger Reduction Cleaning Actions

Make every effort to conduct these air cleaning activities frequently at least in the bedroom of the asthmatic or allergic individual:

Weekly (once or twice)

  • Vacuum fabrics, floors, and walls frequently with a HEPA-filtered vacuum cleaner.
  • Use only electrostatically-charged dust cloths which retain the dust, and discard them immediately after use.

    NOTE: Don’t use hand-held vacuums, standard vacuums, dust mops, feather dusters or dust rags around allergic-asthmatic individuals–they spread too many microscopic particles into the air.

  • Inspect, clean and sanitize humidifiers or dehumidifiers frequently (check for slime).



Mold Reduction On Schedule

  • Install "pleated" high quality filters in your forced-air heating and/or cooling system and change them on a schedule (60-90 days) without fail.
  • Maintain a properly-sized HEPA or electrostatic room air cleaner (monthly-annually).



Other Mold Reduction Actions

  • Remove carpeting, window fabrics and blinds where possible.
  • Keep bedroom windows closed or install window filters for "fresh air".
  • Cover mattress and pillow with allergen reduction covers.







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