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When Allergies Attack: Asthma and Allergies in America

WHEN Allergies ATTACK ASTHMA AND ALLERGIES IN AMERICA BREAKDOWN Percentage of people in the U.S. that have: 7.7% have asthma 55% More than test positive for one or more allergens million adults aged 65 and over have asthma 1in 5 TIIIT people have either allergy or asthma symptoms TRIGGERS I Genetic Factors of children with one of children with two 33% allergic parent will 70% allergic parents will develop allergies develop allergies Pets Percentage of U.S. Households with: 39% 100% 36% of U.S. households contain detectable one or more dogs levels of dog and cat dander one or more cats Indoor Air Pollution 90% of our lives are spent indoors In the United States, indoor air pollution exceeds levels of outdoor pollution by 8 out of 10 households use Jt pesticides inside and outside the home 2 to 100 times RELATED ILLNESS Health Care & Business Costs Asthma causes 10.5 million workdays are lost to hay fever annually million missed school x1 million days per year $7.9 billion One estimate of the annual cost of allergies to the health care system and businesses in the U.S. In the U.S. 44% 1.8 million of people hospitalized for asthma are children ER visits were caused by asthma in 2004 oransi oransĪ T TASTY PLACEMENT Sources: WebMD | EPA

When Allergies Attack: Asthma and Allergies in America

shared by tastyplacement on Sep 18
According to recent data, 1 in 5 people in America suffer from asthma or allergy symptoms. This means millions of Americans depend on fresh, clean air to enjoy a healthy, active lifestyle. We've compi...




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