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Maybe lack of vitamin D as kids are spending more time inside and also using sunscreen when they are outside.
My daughter’s asthma escalated a ton when she was put on anti-seizure medication that strips out vitamin D.
Her twin sister has always had bad asthma, and I have it. However, my daughter with seizures had never really had a problem with it until she had been on seizure medication for a year. Of course that was also last year. She moved to a larger middle school, and we had H1N1 going around. Last year was a very tough year. It seemed like she was constantly sick. As soon as she would get off anti-biotics she would pick up another cold and it would go straight to her lungs. She spent from November-May only being well when she was on anti-biotics.
So far this year, she has not been on anti-biotics once. She’s on a lower dose of seizure medication, and we’ve upped her vitamin D supplements.
Maybe the Republicans can knock down the stupid “Lead Abatement” regs for home improvement contractors also. Another ridiculous bureaucratic overreach from the idiots at the EPA.
This study is a bit myopic in that it has tried to pinpoint just inhalants triggers. What about all the chemicals our FDA allows to be put in the food supply?
I've read several studies over the years on how gut-related issues are huge triggers for asthma and other reactive disorders such as eczema, psoriasis, etc. Definitely a skewed study for the purposes of EPA control....IMHO
If libs cared so much about asthmatic children, then why did they take the CFC’s out of asthma rescue inhalers, replacing them with much more expensive and less effective options?
Since the 1970s, asthma cases have doubled while air-pollution levels have plummeted. Between 1980 and 2006, levels of fine particulate matter fell 40 percent; ozone, 20 percent; nitrous oxide, 37 percent; sulfur dioxide, 63 percent; carbon monoxide, 74 percent; and lead, 96 percent. The link between asthma and air pollution isn’t weak; it’s nonexistent.
So what is causing the increase in asthma? Childhood obesity is one prominent factor, easily documented. Another is outgassing from modern building materials and the emergence of energy-efficient dwellings, which allow less of that relatively unpolluted outside air indoors than older homes did. This trend also may expose children to higher concentrations of asthma-causing insect and rodent excrement. One theory is that heavy metals from automotive catalytic converters or materials used in radial tires are culprits. “
One other often overlooked culprit is the over diagnosis of childhood asthma. I can not tell you the amount of children that I see in my practice(I am not a Pediatrician)that claim to be a diagnosed asthmatic but when queried about the use of their inhalers, pills etc... they say that they have not used them or any asthma product in months to years.
And real asthma can be diagnosed easier..with better testing by Physicians.
Stands to reason....more kids will be labeled, and or diagnosed Asthmatics.
Don’t forget smoking rates have dropped around 20% since then too.