Those who suffer from asthma, COPD, allergies and compromised immune systems (including premature babies and the elderly) can benefit from improved air quality. According to the Centers for Disease Control, air quality can be improved by creating smoke-free air laws, education, improving old buildings and reducing/eliminating known triggers.
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory lung disease that occurs when the airways react to a variety of stimuli. It can be life-threatening when not properly managed. Approximately 18 million adults and 7 million children live with asthma. Annually, approximately 3,000 people die from asthma-related issues.
Asthma triggers include: respiratory infections and colds; cigarette smoke; allergic reactions to pollen, mold, animal dander, feathers, dust, food and cockroaches; indoor and outdoor air pollutants; exercise; excitement and stress.
According to the American Lung Association, COPD, or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, is the third leading cause of death in America. In 2011, 12.7 million American adults we estimated to have COPD. The disease most often affects those over the age of 45.
COPD is most often caused by smoking, and other risk factors include exposure to air pollution, secondhand smoke and occupational dusts and chemicals. Symptoms include: shortness of breath, ongoing cough, wheezing and chest tightness.
According to the American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology, approximately 7.8% of American adults and 10% of children have hay fever, otherwise known as allergic rhinitis. Hay fever causes cold-like symptoms, such as runny nose, itchy eyes, congestion, sneezing and sinus pressure. It is caused by an allergic response to pollen, dust mites or pet dander.
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