Holiday decor can aggravate asthma
Many families have begun to decorate their homes for the holidays. And while this is a time of trees, ornaments and lights for many people, for a child with asthma it can translate into discomfort and even danger.
Air quality in general takes a big nosedive in many homes during December. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 6.3 million children in the U.S. have asthma, causing close to 2 million emergency room visits each year.
In light of these numbers, thinking about air quality seems mandatory. During a time of year when you want everyone, including your guests, to feel good in your home, consider the following facts: