Asthma and the environment

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Summary: Asthma is an environmental disease that is caused in most patients by the continual inhalation of allergens. There are many different types of indoor and outdoor allergens and the exact sensitivities to these vary between people. Thorough and continuous allergen removal is the safest and most cost-effective means of treating asthma and should be undertaken in every patient. Environmental control should be done by every asthmatic regardless of perceived or actual allergic sensitivity, both because allergy testing has a significant false-negative rate because prolonged exposure to allergen will produce new sensitivities.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)23-29
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Asthma
Issue numberSUPPL.
StatePublished - 2003
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine


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