Environmental remediation in the treatment of allergy and asthma: latest updates

Curr Allergy Asthma Rep. 2014 Mar;14(3):419. doi: 10.1007/s11882-014-0419-7.


In the modern era, the prevalence of asthma and allergies are increasing. It has been speculated that environmental exposures are contributing to this rise. Several studies demonstrate that common indoor allergen exposures exacerbate asthma. Minimizing exposure to allergens and remediating the environment play a critical role in the treatment of asthma and allergies. The most effective environmental control measures are tailored multifaceted interventions which include education, thorough cleaning, using high-efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filters, integrated pest management, and maintenance of these practices.

Publication types

  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Air Pollutants / adverse effects*
  • Allergens / adverse effects
  • Animals
  • Asthma / prevention & control*
  • Environmental Exposure / adverse effects
  • Environmental Restoration and Remediation*
  • Fungi
  • Humans
  • Hypersensitivity / prevention & control*
  • Insect Control
  • Pets
  • Pyroglyphidae
  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution / adverse effects
  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution / prevention & control


  • Air Pollutants
  • Allergens
  • Tobacco Smoke Pollution