Posts Tagged ‘Dust’

Asthma can be occupational too

Saturday, December 18th, 2010

  Occupational asthma is a disorder that is characterized by variable obstruction of the respiratory passages, caused by a specific external agent at one’s workplace. While most people are aware of the emotional triggers and common allergens for asthma such as pollens, dust, strong odors, and animal dander, not many realize that exposure to certain [...]

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Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanokoniosis

Monday, October 11th, 2010

  Oops! That’s one difficult word to pronounce. Besides, it is the longest word in the English language according to the Oxford Dictionary. This tongue twister that is 45 alphabets long has been coined using many smaller words. Thus, while ‘pneumono’ refers to the lungs, ‘ultramicroscopic’ means extremely minute. The ‘silico’ part indicates that silica [...]

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Take Care of Your Asthma

Friday, April 9th, 2010
Asthma

1. The environmental factors that trigger asthma are pollen, pollution, pet dander, certain molds, fumes, dust or odors. Avoiding exposure to these substances and protecting yourself against them is the best way to decrease the onset of an asthma attack. 2. If you are allergic to pollens, then use air conditioning or an air purifier [...]

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