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5 Ways to Asthma-Proof Your Home

Snuff Out the Triggers

Asthma triggers in the home are sneaky. They can hide in some pretty hard-to-reach and unexpected places that can make them difficult to uncover and eliminate. But with a little detective work and a handful of tips, you can do a lot to de-trigger your home and breathe easier.

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Medically Reviewed By: William C. Lloyd III, MD, FACS | Last Review Date:

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