Brace Yourself for Summer
The Asthma and Allergy Foundation of America (AAFA) has recently published an article on why people should prepare this summer season. Since there is a high risk for asthma attacks during this season, the AAFA reminds everyone to be careful and be mindful of what may happen by following some steps to keep one’s self safe.
This article was published on their website:
Summer heat is here. For some people, that may mean a rise in asthma flare-ups. Dry, hot air may trigger asthma. However, other heat-related factors may also worsen your asthma.
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) says climate change is increasing “ground-level,” or bad, ozone. Ozone is a gas and contributes to what we typically see as “smog” or haze. It is common in the summer when there is more sunlight and low winds.
These ozone levels increase as the temperature soars.
Often, emergency rooms see a surge of visits from people seeking asthma-related care. This is because ozone is very irritating to the lungs and airways. It can reduce your lung function. Ozone can make it more difficult for you to breathe deeply.
The lungs of people with asthma are more sensitive to the effects of ozone, according to the EPA.
Read full article at https://community.aafa.org.