Research shows that 91% of homeowners have taken steps to minimize exposures to the allergens that asthma trigger. Only 63% of renters have done the same. For many new families, renting feels like a temporary solution, and parents are less likely to spend significant effort on a place they feel little attachment too.

House for Rent Air Quality

The problem: Renters are largely unaware about what triggers potentially exist in the carpets, air ducts, or furniture. As a result, the living space of families, a place of safety, becomes the cause of breathing problems.

And with home ownership at it’s lowest level in over a decade, the financial state of many families is preventing them from moving into the home they planned for. They are forced to continue renting, but don’t think about the triggers that are hiding beneath the surface.

The bottom line: if changes aren’t made, the living space continues to be a breeding ground for symptoms, rather than a place of escape from allergens.

Simple steps and strategies can be found on the full report at BlackDoctor.org.

Here are several more broad resources on the links between air quality & asthma:

http://asthma.about.com/od/faq/f/Does-Indoor-Air-Pollution-Affect-Your-Asthma.htm

http://www.arb.ca.gov/research/asthma/asthma.htm

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