Category: Household Dust

Environmental Dust Can Exacerbate Asthma and Other Respiratory Conditions

Dust can be hazardous to your health. It exists both inside and outside the home. Regardless of the climate in which you live, environmental dust can exacerbate asthma symptoms and other respiratory conditions. When it builds up in the home, dust is breathed in continuously. Controlling dust exposure is important to avoid inhaling potentially infectious particles.

The United States has five major climate zones1. They range from a tropical climate in south Florida to dryer climates in the west. Temperatures and humidity vary widely in each climate zone but one thing is common to them all; dust exists and is created daily, posing a potential health hazard.
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