Much work is being done to educate North Americans about controlling asthma, and hospital admissions are down. But what remains consistently unimproved is the so-called asthma spike – the day on which many parents will show up at the hospital with school-age children in the throes of asthma attacks. Using data accumulated since 1990, scientists… Read more »
Pets are now allowed to travel in airplane cabins on Air Canada and WestJet flights. An online campaign launched by the Canadian Lung Association is urging politicians to step in to help protect those with asthma and allergies.
In winter, the pollen allergic breathe sighs of relief. Not so those who have asthma triggered by cold air, exercise or indoor allergens. But winter need not be a cruel season for the lungs. How cold air affects asthma A winter wind whips your face. What do you do? Probably squint and tear up because… Read more »
With pets allowed to travel in the airplane cabin, WestJet’s pet-friendly policy means that customers with allergies and asthma are getting the cold shoulder.
Third-hand smoke is a new name for an old problem: smoke particles that linger on hair, skin, clothes, furniture, carpet and toys, long after the smoker has butted out. Third-hand smoke contains the same toxic chemicals – such as lead and arsenic – as second-hand smoke. Third-hand smoke can harm infants and babies Even if… Read more »
From the Allergic Living magazine archives. Forget the stereotype of the wheezy, wimpy kid puffing on an inhaler. Young athletes prove that you can be a winner in sports – even with asthma. SINCE being diagnosed with asthma when he was 4 years old, Brett Favaro has suffered pneumonia and bronchitis, asthma attacks, and been to numerous… Read more »
We’ve sealed ourselves indoors with a toxic stew of gases, dust and mold. Home is just not so sweet any more.
It was the afternoon of Rob Kania’s first day on the job at a marketing firm. Everyone was gathered for a celebration of a colleague’s birthday. The person being feted started handing out slices of cake. Kania said “no thanks” to a piece, and his new colleague looked taken aback. Her look said: “Who is… Read more »
From the Canadian edition of Allergic Living magazine. Can we make our cities breathable? It’s a good time to ask now that air pollution – the kind that heats up the planet – has shot to the top of the public agenda. This is a high-level green revolution, focused on the stratosphere. People are trying… Read more »