Allergy and Asthma Treatment Must Include a Clean Home Environment
Any allergy or asthma treatment must consider that indoor air pollution may be causing or contributing to your problem.
Anything that decreases the freshness and overall quality of indoor air quality is a potential contributor to problems like allergies and asthma. Dust, dust mites, molds, pets, pollen, vermin and Volatile Organic Compounds are all elements that can be problematic. Some good ideas to consider are using a good air purifier, keeping pets away from sleeping areas and frequently washing all bedding. All these items should be considered part of you asthma treatment.
Other potential factors, such as Volatile Organic Compounds (or VOC's) are a little trickier to deal with. VOCs are in so many of the household products that we are now dependent upon. These chemicals are all around us, especially in our homes. VOCs degrade indoor air quality and can even have serious adverse effects on overall health. Just because you can easily buy floor-cleaning products at the local grocery store does not mean that they or safe for you, your pets or your children. The advertising campaigns of these manufacturers don't include information about their effects of allergy and asthma sufferers.
Another shocking example of how Volatile Organic Compounds are so prevalent in our homes is dish-washing detergents. Cascade for example, releases toxic fumes into your home. That steam coming out of your dishwasher is highly toxic. Don't breath it. Detergents like this are so toxic that they can even burn the esophagus. It is an unfortunate fact that most of our commonly used household cleaning products are dangerous and may worsen allergy and asthma symptoms.
Luckily, there are alternative cleaning products that are safe and non-toxic. These products will not produce VOC's, and will not cause significant harm if accidentally ingested. Best of all there is little price difference between these toxic cleaning products and their safer alternatives. Using these toxic free products actually helps the environment.
Should a product that could literally kill you, your pet or your child be in your home? When you switch to safer green alternative household products, you will likely see a rapid decrease in your allergy and asthma symptoms. Your body will no longer have to fight these toxic chemicals that pollute the home environment.
Make replacing all the toxic chemicals under your sink and in your laundry an essential part of your asthma treatment