May is Asthma Awareness Month-Learn How to Keep Yourself and Others Safe
May is Asthma Awareness Month
Many things can trigger Asthma such as chemical irritants, smoke, pollution, mold, secondhand smoke, cigarette smoke, indoor pollution, and outdoor pollution. It is important to see your doctor if you have signs of asthma. It is a treatable condition that can be kept under control.
“Asthma is a condition in which your airways narrow and swell and may produce extra mucus. This can make breathing difficult and trigger coughing, a whistling sound (wheezing) when you breathe out and shortness of breath.” Source Mayo Clinic
For some people, asthma is a minor nuisance. For others, it can be a major problem that interferes with daily activities and may lead to a life-threatening asthma attack.
During Asthma Awareness Month, EPA provides ready-to-use tools and resources for use promoting asthma awareness in your community.