Clearing the air : asthma and indoor air exposures by Institute of Medicine, Division of Health Promotion and

By Institute of Medicine, Division of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Committee on the Assessment of Asthma and Indoor Air

Since approximately 1980, bronchial asthma occurrence and asthma-related hospitalizations and deaths have elevated considerably, particularly between young children. Of specific problem is the excessive mortality fee between African american citizens with asthma.

fresh reviews have urged that indoor exposures--to dirt mites, cockroaches, mildew, puppy dander, tobacco smoke, and different organic and chemical pollutants--may impression the affliction process bronchial asthma. to make sure a suitable reaction, public well-being and schooling officers have sought a science-based evaluation of bronchial asthma and its dating to indoor air exposures.

Clearing the Air meets this want. This ebook examines how indoor toxins give a contribution to asthma-- its causation, incidence, triggering, and severity. The committee discusses bronchial asthma one of the normal inhabitants and in delicate subpopulations together with teenagers, low-income contributors, and concrete citizens. according to the most up-tp-date findings, the booklet additionally evaluates the medical foundation for mitigating the results of indoor air pollution implicated in bronchial asthma. The committee identifies priorities for public future health coverage, public schooling outreach, preventive intervention, and extra research.

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At about the same time, IAD and the EPA Office of Research and Development issued a major assessment of the health impacts of environmental tobacco smoke (ETS), which found a correlation between exposure to ETS and asthma in children. EPA’s asthma and indoor air initiatives are now the responsibility of the Indoor Environments Division (IED), a part of the Office of Radiation and Indoor Air. IED has been actively involved in public outreach efforts on asthma and its relationship to indoor environmental pollutants.

TRENDS IN THE PREVALENCE OF ASTHMA Many studies have shown that the prevalence of asthma has been increasing in the United States for the past 30 years. Although this subject is explored further in Chapter 3, it is important to summarize some of the most important aspects of asthma trends to provide a better understanding of the problem of asthma in the United States today. , 1998). That report combined information from several sources to produce a broad picture of the changes in asthma prevalence.

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