Category: Triggers and Flares/Attacks (Page 6)

Kids, Chemicals, and Asthma

If you’ve been wondering about the links between environmental toxins and children’s asthma, today’s a great day to learn more. Through Enviroblog’s Twitter feed, I found A Conversation About Children and Chemicals with Environmental Working Group and Seventh Generation. You can watch the whole webcast through that link or view shorter, subject-specific segments. Halfway down […]

Easy DIY Halloween Face Paint

It’s actually starting to feel like October, even here. The weather channel says this morning’s cool and windy air will warm back up to the mid-70′s in time for Halloween, but today feels like trick-or-treating weather. Last year, I posted these instructions for making your own costume face paint, something I started doing at the […]

Ductwork Fun – Obsession or Advantage?

You ever see those ads for getting the ductwork cleaned in your house? The ones that promise to help reduce allergens, mold, and dust mites? I actually had the work done before moving into a house in South Florida over four years ago, a few months after my daughter turned five and her lung function […]

Hello, Fall. Hello, Allergies

I’m probably one of very few Americans feeling positive this morning, despite ever-worsening economic news. Despite an impending move to Colorado and the related, wearying attempt to sell or rent my house in a downturn. Despite the total lack of help the housing bill provides for me and all the other homeowners who bought fairly […]

Friday Links: Hurricanes & Asthma, Ike, Protective Daycare, 9/11 Risk Factor, Sweat & EIA

The American Lung Association’s Hurricane Recovery Resources I am very, very grateful this hurricane season has been easy on my part of Florida, but if you’ve been affected by this year’s storms check out the sections on asbestos, biological pollutants, and other health risks associated with hurricane clean-up. Why That ALA Link is Important: Hurricane […]

Hurricane Gustav – Aftermath and Asthma

I hope all you U.S. readers had fun on the long Labor Day weekend. I spent the holiday laboring to entertain my kids as Hurricane Gustav brushed past my part of Florida on the way to landfall in Louisiana. While I didn’t even lose power (until this morning, which finds it flickering) and the very […]

The Beijing Traffic Reduction Plan and $4 Gas, Plus Olympics Masks

The Olympics are just a few weeks away now, keeping the spotlight right on Beijing’s air pollution problems and the Chinese government’s efforts to clean them up. Among the questions: Will U.S. Athletes Wear Masks? Apparently, the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC) developed and distributed some top-secret masks for competitors, but the decision is up to […]