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Asthma Awareness Month in Puerto Rico and Identifying Environmental Asthma Triggers

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Zimmetry Environmental provides indoor environmental testing and consulting services to identify and mitigate asthma triggers, allergens and respiratory irritants.

Bayamon, Puerto Rico, May 21st, 2018 -- In Puerto Rico and across the globe, the month of May is recognized as Asthma Awareness Month. People with asthma and organizations such as the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), along with other groups dedicated to asthma control and education, join together to increase awareness about the disease.


Asthma is a chronic lung disease that affects over 24 million people nationwide, including more than 6 million children according to the CDC. It causes 3 in 5 people, living with the disease, to limit their physical activity or miss days at school and work. Asthma is also expensive, costing the United States approximately $56 billion each year.


“Asthma Awareness Month and educating people in Puerto Rico and across the Caribbean is critically important because an asthma attack could happen anytime when someone with the condition is exposed to an asthma trigger,” said Harry Pena, President of Zimmetry Environmental. “These triggers vary from one person to another, but some of the most common ones include exposure to tobacco smoke, dust mites, outdoor air pollution, chemical irritants, cockroach allergen, pets, mold, nitrogen dioxide, and smoke from burning wood or grass. Asthmatics can prevent attacks if they learn how to avoid triggers.”


Helping Puerto Rico’s asthmatics are the indoor environmental quality (IEQ) and industrial hygiene experts at Zimmetry Environmental. Their professionals offer air testing and monitoring services to identify biological and chemical asthma triggers, allergens and respiratory irritants. If testing indicates air quality concerns, their staff can help mitigate the situation to provide healthy indoor environments in homes, schools, businesses and institutions. Zimmetry has even sponsored an educational video about Asthma Awareness Month and World Asthma Day 2018 that can be seen at:


To learn more about Zimmetry’s environmental asthma trigger, indoor air quality (IAQ), occupational and building science testing, compliance and consulting services, please visit, call (787) 995.0005 or email


About Zimmetry Environmental

Since 2002, Zimmetry Environmental has been providing environmental consulting services to building owners and managers, architects, engineers, EHS professionals and Fortune 500 companies.  The company is based in Puerto Rico and provides services across the Caribbean and Central America.  The professionals at Zimmetry offer environmental compliance, indoor air quality, asbestos, lead-based paint, Phase I ESAs and general environmental consulting services.