Environmental Control of Respiratory Irritants and Allergens

  • Edward M. Zoratti
Part of the Current Clinical Practice book series (CCP)


We are continuously exposed to a broad spectrum of airborne allergens and irritants that are present in the air we breathe. Contact with these airborne substances frequently triggers respiratory tract symptoms in patients with underlying asthma, bronchitis and rhinoconjunctivitis. Although outdoor-air quality receives a great deal of attention, average Americans spend more than 90% of their time indoors. Therefore, the indoor environment is likely to have the most significant impact on susceptible patients when respiratory irritants and allergens are present.


House Dust Allergen Exposure Nitrogen Dioxide Allergenic Protein Indoor Allergen 
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