According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) 1 in 12 people or about 25 million people have asthma in the United States, and the numbers are increasing every year. Asthma cost the United States approximately 56 billion in medical costs just in 2007, and the cost figures are climbing every year.
The CDC has a lot of information about asthma; how to prevent it, treated, and live with it if you have it, and if you or a family member have it and need information, the CDC page is abundant with information about many topics including asthma.
Some of the triggers for asthmas sufferers are preventable and you can be in control of them. Tobacco smoke, mold, and pet dander are some of the triggers that you can manage in your home. Outdoor air pollution is unavoidable but you can manage it if exercising outdoors. Early hours exercise can let you avoid a lot of the unwanted polluted air and avoid an asthma trigger.
If you have a wet or leaky basement, the chances that you have mold are very high. Mold is one of the worst triggers for asthma sufferers, and if you do not take care of the mold in your home you are prolonging your illness and jeopardizing your health.
For more information about asthma visit the CDC web page by following the link above. To read more about the importance of waterproofing your basement follow the link below.