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Impact of Asthma on Children and Society

How is asthma affecting children and what is being done about it.
a short cause and effect study in asthma and its ramifications with the children and the environment

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Great question.

Asthma is classified as an immunological reaction (allergy) to foreign substances, usually substances that are considered harmless. Pollen, molds, dust mites, including environmental contaminants like ozone and secondhand cigarette smoke are all known triggers for asthma. Asthma symptoms may include:

1. Trouble breathing
2. Wheezing
3. Chronic Coughing
4. Chest pain

Among children, the incidence of asthma is increasing for reasons unknown. Some argue that increased pollution, and therefore the increased incidence of triggers, are to blame while others have suggested that a reduction in the rate of breast feeding robs newborns of much needed immune factors only present in breast milk. In the United States over 10% of children are diagnosed with ...

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A brief review of asthma and its impact on children including the consequences asthma has on our society, the health care system, and quality of life.