Asthma Triggers
 

                                                                                  % of Asthmatics
 Substance                                                          Triggered by Substance

INSECTICIDE                                   85%

HOUSEHOLD CLEANERS                            78%

PERFUME/COLOGNE                               72%

CIGARETTE SMOKE                               75%

FRESH PAINT                                   73%

CAR EXHAUST / GAS                             60%

COOKING ODORS                                 37%

BODY ODORS                                    20%

MINT                                         <10%

Source: Shim, Chang, M.D., Williams, M. Henry, Jr., "Effects of Odors on Asthma." The American Journal of Medicine, Volume 80, January 1986, pp. 18-22