Friday Links – Fall Allergy Cities, Paint, Hotel Rooms
AAFA’s 2010 Fall Allergy Capitals
Number one: Dayton, Ohio. Who knew? When I think “high pollen,” my brain doesn’t automatically go to “Ohio,” but then I’ve never lived there. Full list of 100 metro areas at the pdf here.
Do Paint Fumes Make Asthma Worse?
We’ve known volatile organic compounds in things like synthetic air fresheners and paint can trigger flares, but this new research on kids’ bedroom paint suggests they also worsen asthma and allergies overall and possibly even play a role in causing them.
Cost-Benefit Question About Hypoallergenic Hotel Rooms
You’ve heard of asthma/allergy friendly hotel rooms, yes? I’ve long wondered if they’re worth the extra cost because so far, we protect our daughter’s health while traveling by keeping her meds up to date and bringing along her own pillow. This San Antonio resort apparently just started offering hypoallergenic rooms for an extra $25 per night, and if you read the article at the header link, you’ll find this explanation of the amenity:
That process includes putting special coverings on mattresses and pillow cases. All hard and soft surfaces will be coated with a special barrier. Each room has an air purifier, a class two medical device that recirculates the air four times an hour.
What do you think? Would you pay an extra 25 bucks per night for this? Have you?
Asthma Tutorial Videos
More resources to help you understand and manage your favorite lung condition and mine – particularly if you’re new to the diagnosis.