Asthma Awareness Month in Puerto Rico and Recognizing Indoor Environmental Triggers
Zimmetry Environmental provides indoor environmental testing services to identify asthma triggers in homes, schools and commercial buildings.
At Zimmetry Environmental we support the efforts of Asthma Awareness Month and encourage people to learn more about asthma triggers.
Each year, May is recognized as Asthma Awareness Month. Asthma impacts up to 19% of Puerto Rico’s population and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that asthma is one of the most common lifelong chronic diseases.
According to an asthma fact sheet published by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the prevalence of asthma attacks is highest amongst Puerto Ricans. Puerto Ricans have a rate of asthma that is 113% higher than non-Hispanic white people and 50% higher than non-Hispanic black people.
Even though asthma cannot be cured, it is possible to manage asthma successfully to reduce and prevent asthma attacks. Successful asthma management includes following the advice of healthcare providers, knowing the warning signs of an attack and avoiding things that may trigger an attack.
Common asthma triggers recognized by the CDC include:
- Tobacco Smoke
- Dust Mites
- Cockroach Allergens
- Smoke from Burning Wood or Grass
- Outdoor Air Pollution
“At Zimmetry Environmental we support the efforts of Asthma Awareness Month and encourage people to learn more about asthma triggers,” said Harry Pena, President of Zimmetry Environmental. “For people suffering from asthma, it’s important to recognize these triggers, especially those that occur in their homes, schools and places of employment. To help in these efforts, Zimmetry offers air and indoor environmental testing services across Puerto Rico to identify asthma triggers so that people can avoid exposure and mitigate their presence from their indoor environments.”
To learn more about Zimmetry’s asthma trigger, indoor air quality (IAQ), environmental, and compliance testing and consulting services, please visit www.zimmetry.com, call (787) 995.0005 or email email@example.com .
About Zimmetry Environmental
Since 2002, Zimmetry Environmental has been providing environmental consulting services to building owners and managers, architects, engineers, EHS professionals and Fortune 500 companies. The company is based in Puerto Rico and provides services across the Caribbean and Central America. The professionals at Zimmetry offer environmental compliance, indoor air quality, asbestos, lead-based paint, Phase I ESAs and general environmental consulting services.
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