ASTHMA

Asthma is a chronic disease characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing.[1]

There is no cure for adults with asthma.

It is usually triggered by such things as animal hair or pollen, tobacco smoke, chemical fumes, odors, air pollution, smog. and strong smelling substances like perfumes.

There are an estimated 300 million people worldwide suffering from asthma and the number is expected to grow by an additional 100 million before 2025.[2]

250,000 annual deaths are attributed to the disease.[3]

Approximately 34.1 million Americans have been diagnosed with asthma by a health professional during their lifetime.[4]

The prevalence of asthma in adult females was 23% greater than the rate for males in 2006.[5]

Because asthma is a chronic condition, it usually requires continuous medical care.[6]

In the United States asthma accounts for approximately 500,000 hospitalizations each year.

And 10.5 million physician office visits every year.[7]

It accounts for about 10.1 million missed work days for adults annually and 13 million missed school days each year.[8]

This disease has been increasing at a staggering rate. It increased by 75% in the total population between 1980-1994 and by 160% in children under five during the same time.[9] The percentage of those with asthma continues to grow.

An average of one out of every ten school age children has asthma.[10]

Plant air purifiers alleviate the suffering of people with asthma almost immediately.

Some of the hundreds of testimonials showing how asthma suffers benefit from plant air purifiers are provided on this website. In fact one allergist actually had to remove a plant air purifier from his waiting room because of the quick relief his patients were enjoying when there.

Each asthma sufferer, or their family, is a potential buyer for a plant air purifier and the market is huge. Furthermore this audience is only expected to grow.

 

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[1] World Health Organization.

[2] World Health Organization. Global surveillance, prevention and control of chronic respiratory diseases: a comprehensive approach, 2007.

[3] World Health Organization. Global surveillance, prevention and control of chronic respiratory diseases: a comprehensive approach, 2007.

[4] American Lung Association. Epidemiology & Statistics Unit, Research and Program Services. Trends in Asthma Morbidity and Mortality, November 2007

[5] American Lung Association. Epidemiology & Statistics Unit, Research and Program Services. Trends in Asthma Morbidity and Mortality, November 2007

[6] The Asthma Society of Canada

[7] Akinbami, L. Asthma prevalence, health care use and mortality: United States 2003-05, CDC National Center for Health Statistics, 2006.

[8] Akinbami, L. Asthma prevalence, health care use and mortality: United States 2003-05, CDC National Center for Health Statistics, 2006.

[9] Centers for Disease Control. Surveillance for Asthma – United States, 1960-1995, MMWR, 1998; 47 (SS-1).

[10] American Lung Association, Epidemiology and Statistics Unit, Research and Program Services. Trends in Asthma Morbidity and Mortality. November 2007.