May 1 is World Asthma Day


(WAND) - Tuesday, May 1 is World Asthma Day.

The month of May is also Asthma Awareness Month.

The Lung Association in Illinois is raising awareness about asthma, a chronic lung disease. It affects more than 1 million people just in Illinois.

Irritants include:

  • Outdoor allergens like grass, tree, and weed pollen
  • Indoor allergens like pet dander, dust mites and mold
  • Certain drugs and food additives
  • Irritants in the air, such as smoke, chemical fumes and strong smells
  • Colds, the flu or other illnesses
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