Lower Your Child’s Risk of Asthma
The rate of childhood asthma in the U.S. has jumped a staggering 75% over the past 25 years! Today, more than 17 million Americans have asthma and 75% of them developed it while they were youngsters.
What Causes Childhood Asthma?
Like the causes of indoor allergies, asthma is rooted in a combination of genetic tendency and environmental triggers. Doctors have known for years that prolonged exposure to indoor contaminants will worsen symptoms in children already diagnosed with this chronic medical condition. More recently they learned that the risk of developing asthma jumps 500% in youngsters living around high levels of “protein allergens” produced mostly by dust mites and family pets. So to protect their children, parents need to learn about the indoor allergens that aggravate asthma, and then find out how to minimize these contaminants as much as possible.
What Are “Indoor Allergens”
They’re invisibly small protein particles continuously shed by humans, insects, animals and rodents. Here are the 3 most common: Der p1, produced by dust mites; Fel d1, produced by cats; and Can f1, produced by dogs.
Visible only though a microscope, these protein allergens become airborne as soon as they’re shed. Because they’re sticky, they cling to clothing, furniture upholstery, bed linen, towels, rugs, drapes, and other fabric surfaces. From there, they are easily inhaled by humans and absorbed through skin pores. This helps explain the EPA warning, that American homes are the most allergy-provoking places in the nation!
How Do the Allergens Provoke Asthma Symptoms?
In most youngsters, these protein bits are harmless. But in children with asthma, and those susceptible to asthma, the allergens are mistaken for threatening contaminants. In an effort to eliminate the intruder, the child’s immune system rushes antibodies to the nose, eyes, lungs, and surface skin. These antibodies bind to the protein particles, trying to destroy them. It’s the binding process that actually provokes symptoms, including wheezing, upper respiratory congestion and something much like pet allergy headaches.
What Can Parents Do?
Most important, use a product that safely destroys Der p1, Fel d1 and Can f1 allergens. Try to avoid toxic pesticides because children with asthma already have a hyper-sensitive immune system, inclined to react badly to environmental contaminants. Exposure to any toxic agent can end up triggering new symptoms.
Consider the Easy Air Organic Allergy Relief Combo Pack, a powerful but all natural alternative to caustic chemicals. The dual-action of its Organic Allergy Relief Spray and Organic Allergy Relief Laundry Rinse deconstructs ALL protein allergens at the molecular level. Both formulas are safe to use even around babies and the smallest family pets. They cannot cure asthma, but they can help make life safer and more comfortable for children already living with symptoms. And help reduce the risk of healthy kids developing asthma down the line.