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Reducing Indoor Allergens Helps Kids with Asthma

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Reducing Indoor Allergens Helps Kids with Asthma

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Reducing Indoor Allergens Helps Kids with Asthma

Reducing Indoor Allergens Helps Kids with Asthma

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A new study finds that eliminating tobacco smoke and taking other steps to reduce household allergens — such as vacuuming and using air purifiers — can reduce the number of asthma-related illnesses in children who live in urban neighborhoods, where asthma is most prevalent. NPR's Joseph Shapiro reports.