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A podcast about creating a healthy home and life with good indoor air quality. Each month we will speak with experts and share helpful information and insights about anything and everything that concerns the air we breathe and how we can protect the health and safety of our homes and families while staying indoors – from understanding indoor pollutants, the benefits of ventilation, the importance of continuous air quality monitoring to new technologies and more.

Episode 3: The Implications of Indoor and Outdoor Pollution on Asthma and Allergies

For sensitive groups, it’s critical to monitor air pollution both indoors and outdoors in order to manage symptoms. As if this wasn’t enough, climate change, complex seasonality and the COVID-19 pandemic all further impact allergy sufferers, and each in dramatically different ways. One way to help allergy sufferers is to empower them with air quality information so they can make more better health related decisions in order to best manage their quality of life.

Our special guest this month is Sharmilee M. Nyenhuis, MD, an allergy and immunology specialist at the University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois. For this episode, we will take a closer look at how air pollution – both outdoor and indoor – exacerbate allergy and asthma symptoms. What are the challenges that people with seasonal allergies have been facing with challenges like climate change and pandemics? Does location affect air quality? Who is most affected?

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