Given these terrible statistics, why isn't AAFA and CAPP aggressively working to stop this dangerous and potentially deadly problem of dogs and other pets being brought into public buildings and stores and in public buildings? These children aren't just confined to their homes. Why not designate/certify stores and buildings as "asthma and allergy friendly"? In fact, stores, businesses and public transportation companies are violating the ADA rights of people with asthma, allergies and...
There are other hard surface alternatives, from linoleum (perhaps the ultimate “green” flooring) to tile to vinyl. It’s even possible to get hard-wearing and attractive flooring made from recycled tires. I’d like to see a true comparison between all the options, pros and cons, and include such possible irritant/triggers as off-gasing from padding and carpet materials.
Hi Debbie, The only personal concern (since I have a latex allergy) I have with a recycled tire floor is that its made of latex. It's really amazing how many products are made of latex--even some furniture!! Brenda
That is so ... Angering... That hypoallergenic can be used as it is! It is like a blatant lie basically. I am so glad that Certified Allergy and Asthma friendly IS actually regulated and based on science-- definitely will be my go-to mark when I am shopping from now on.
If you are allergic to cats or dogs and own one: "It should be recommended that the animal be removed from the patient's environment, as avoidance is believed to be the most effective measure for the management of dog and cat allergy." According to consensus https://onlinelibrary.wiley.co...ll/10.1111/all.13391
Hi Sillysally.. Yes these comments on this particular post pop out reverse than the others with the oldest comment at the bottom and the newer ones at the top. It confused me too because I made that cat/dog comment a while back before your comments. Awesome on homemade products! I usually buy 7th Generation products or use vinegar water with a few drops of essential oils. If you ever want to share your cleaning recipes, Id love to hear them! I am really trying to keep up on all my cleaning...
Hi, SillySally! Welcome to AAFA's online community! We have several members who struggle with the same things you do, and they have great ideas ... you can start a new topic with your excellent questions. Or you can find older discussion "threads" where people have already talked about how they manage these triggers.
you are spot on vinegar, baking soda, lemon oil in water will all clean alot and produce little allergy for me. cloves and cinnamon if not allergic or peppermint oil all can be dilute help keep away pets and spiders from areas one does not want them. I am lower income and learned to make out of neessity when I was young, people just thought I was a hippie
I live in the mountains my problems are with the apartment complex moving in smokers who have to smoke outside and the drift coming in my apartment with my doors and widows closed and scents from cleaners and I think diffusers and I have had a few days where I was not able to leave my patio it was so bad I am demanding under the ada to be accomodated and having to go through fair housing. I already know how tl control my asthma,allergies and epilepsy otherwise, management just says I have...
No problem at ALL, SillySally ... I feel all thumbs with Facebook and Twitter, so I get your point exactly! These topics (or "threads" -- why they're called threads, I have no clue!) may help you out ... just click the topic title below, and it should take you to where people have been discussing it in the past. Asthma vs Housecleaning - the Struggle is Real! - house cleaning with lots of tips and tricks about cleaning Dealing with irritants - how to handle things like those "perfume assaults"
I like the awareness brought to people with SEA, and the checklist for doctors visits at the site! I have an eosinophil- related condition and asthma is one component of it (and the most difficult to deal with). My main trigger is pet dander (which I fervently avoid) but it is very hard when service dogs are allowed in the allergists office waiting room. I also take all the medications recommended, and still it is difficult. I am making progress though.
I’m hyper sensitive to second hand smoke. Is there anything that can be done or taken to reduce symptoms? The second hand smoke comes in through the central air system in my house from the outside air (individuals smoking on their own property). I have a whole house air purifier.
Welcome, @Tawny ! Someone else's smoke no matter how remote is our problem to deal with. You're in good company with the AAFA community. Could you post this question as a new topic in either the Asthma Support or Allergy Support forums? Then we can have an extended discussion back and forth. We'll tag some of the people who contributed to Dealing with smoke allergies and asthma when neighbours smoke and find some practical ideas for you. Again, welcome! We're glad you found us.
@Kathy P I did purchase it . I got it to try because Of the promise of allergy free and no scent . I think it works well . However the bottle needs to be reworked . It leaks easily from the top . Also when you pour you need a funnel . Or it comes out way to fast . They should of designed it better .
@Whippetartist - those are all great ways to help improve your indoor air quality and reduce your exposure to triggers. AAFA has a great checklist and interactive tool that has tips by room - https://aafa.org/healthyhome
This is awesome information that we can hand out to our clients from a credible source. My husband and I operate an air duct cleaning business. We live in Michigan, so we get a lot of humidity and people often forget to turn their humidifier off after the winter. We have witnessed black mold and very poor indoor air quality in the majority of homes here. Our main goal is to help improve indoor air quality and raise awareness. Thank you for writing this article.
Welcome to the AAFA community @Amberlee84 . You may also be interested in 3 Ways Humidity Affects Asthma . Would you consider starting a new topic about using your HVAC to manage Asthma triggers? That would be a fine addition to the Asthma Support forum.
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