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Spotlight on Asthma: September 2016

September Spike in Asthma Attacks

Chart depicting spike in asthma attacks

The “September Spike” is the annual increase in asthma-related emergency department visits that happens just after the start of school. The main culprit is cold viruses that spread rapidly and are among the most common triggers for asthma symptoms. Read More

Preventing Pneumonia with the Flu Shot

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Pneumonia is a serious disease which can be life-threatening. Your lungs fill with mucus, making it hard to breathe. Most often it is caused by germs. In Ontario, pneumonia causes over 625 deaths per year. Read More

Journey Towards Healthy Nail Salons for Workers

Anyone working in a nail salon may be at risk for work-related asthma, depending on what chemicals are used in their workplace. Since 2013, the Healthy Nail Salon Network has been meeting to coordinate efforts to improve the environment for nail salon workers. Read More

mouldMould in Your Home

Mould is a type of fungus that can be found wherever there is moisture (dampness). Mould releases spores and toxins into the air that can be harmful to anyone. You are at a greater risk if you are allergic to mould or have a lung condition such as asthma. Read More


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