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Why are more children getting asthma?

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No one really knows why more and more children are developing asthma. Some experts suggest that children spend too much time indoors and are around more dust, air pollution, and secondhand smoke. Some think children aren't exposed to enough childhood illnesses to help their immune systems learn to fight bacteria and viruses.

SOURCES:  Allergy & Asthma Network: Mothers of Asthmatics: "School House: Keeping Healthy at School."  American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to remember: Childhood asthma."  American Lung Association: "Asthma."  Allergy & Asthma Network: Mothers of Asthmatics: "Off to School with Confidence." Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma in Infants."




Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 18, 2019

SOURCES:  Allergy & Asthma Network: Mothers of Asthmatics: "School House: Keeping Healthy at School."  American Academy of Allergy Asthma & Immunology: "Tips to remember: Childhood asthma."  American Lung Association: "Asthma."  Allergy & Asthma Network: Mothers of Asthmatics: "Off to School with Confidence." Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America: "Asthma in Infants."




Reviewed by Dan Brennan on May 18, 2019

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