Article Reviews Airborne Allergens as the Major Cause of Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma

A study published in The Journal of Allergy and Clinical immunology posits that daily exposure to airborne allergens comes from indoor sources, chiefly at home but occasionally at schools or offices. Seasonal exposure to outdoor allergens, pollens, and molds is another important source. Exposure to unusual substances at work causes occupational asthma, accounting for about 5% of asthma in adults. Indoor and outdoor air pollutants trigger airway inflammation and increase the severity of asthma. Diesel exhaust particles increase the production of IgE antibodies. Identification and reduction of exposure to allergens is a very important part of the management of respiratory allergic diseases. To access the study, please visit: