Asthma Data

Asthma prevalence in Vermont has been higher than the nationwide rate since 2007. The rate of asthma is high among several northeastern states, and Vermont has recently ranked among states with the highest rates of asthma in the U.S.


Asthma attacks and episodes are serious problems with breathing caused by certain triggers. These triggers can be found in both indoor and outdoor environments.


Mold needs moisture to grow. Due to Vermont’s humid climate, mold is commonly found in homes.

Pests and Bed Bugs

Pests in and around our homes can be a nuisance. Pests include insects (e.g. cockroaches, bed bugs, wasps, and garden bugs), rodents (e.g. mice and rats), and weeds. The pesticides, or chemicals, we use to treat pests can cause serious health problems. Pesticides can contaminate our indoor environment, cause and trigger allergies and asthma, and be especially dangerous to children, pregnant women, and pets.


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