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Allergens & Irritants

various allergens - a smoking cigarette, a roach, a dust mite, mold in the corner of a room, pollen, and a child with an oxygen mask on

Asthma is one of our nation's most common chronic health conditions. Many substances can aggravate allergies or increase the severity of asthma symptoms in individuals who are sensitive to these allergensDictionary of Environmental Health or irritants.

This Web site is designed to help you survive the seasons by providing information on asthma, allergies and some of the most common seasonal and non-seasonal allergens and asthma irritants such as:

In addition, we provide preventive strategies for each to help you avoid exposure to these substances.

Please remember that information contained on this Web site is provided for educational and informational purposes only and should not be used to guide the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition without the advice and supervision of a licensed, qualified health care provider.

For information on other pulmonary research performed at NIEHS, visit the Division of Intramural Research Immunity, Inflammation, and Disease Laboratory and the Division of Extramural Research and Training Translational Research sites.

What NIEHS is Doing on Allergens & Irritants

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Content courtesy of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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