Asthma Readings & Questions

Directions: Read the following short articles about asthma and answer the questions that follow.

Asthma Readings and Questions

What is asthma?

  1. Describe the difference between the airways of someone with asthma and someone without asthma.

What causes asthma?

  1. List two inherited causes of asthma and two environmental causes of asthma.  Make sure that it is clear which is which!
  2. Explain the “hygiene hypothesis”.

Asthma triggers: Gain control

  1. What is second hand smoke?
  2. Why are children more at risk than adults from second-hand smoke?



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