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Updated 13 February 2013

Suffer from asthma? Take action!

Animal dander, house-dust mites, cockroaches, pollens and outdoor moulds, tobacco smoke and indoor pollens are common asthma triggers.

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Animal dander, house-dust mites, cockroaches, pollens and outdoor moulds, tobacco smoke and indoor pollens are common asthma triggers. What action can you take to avoid or eliminate these triggers?

Take action:
Don’t keep a family pet or make sure the animal stays out of the asthmatic’s bedroom; wash bedding once a week in boiling water to get rid of dust mites; remove all carpeting; opt for wooden rather than upholstered furniture; use poison traps to control stray cockroaches; stay indoors when the pollen count is high; clean mouldy surfaces; don’t allow smoking in your home or car; and minimise exposure to wood-burning stoves, perfumes and strong chemical cleaners.

 
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