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Obj. 10.8: Identify environmental triggers for asthma in the home. Lesson 10.8: Asthma. Module 10 : Environmental Health. Do Now: Asthma Triggers. Circle any of the following items you think a person with asthma would want to reduce or remove from their home: Cats Mold Dogs

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Lesson 10 8 asthma

Obj. 10.8: Identify environmental triggers for asthma in the home.

Lesson 10.8:Asthma

Module 10: Environmental Health


Do now asthma triggers
Do Now:Asthma Triggers

  • Circle any of the following items you think a person with asthma would want to reduce or remove from their home:

    • Cats

    • Mold

    • Dogs

    • Secondhand smoke

    • Dust mites

    • Cockroaches

    • Rodents

    • Odorous cleaning products

    • Incense & candles


Asthma basics
Asthma Basics

  • Read the “Basic Information” handout on asthma from the CDC and answer the questions below:


Challenges of asthma management
Challenges of Asthma Management

  • Based on what you have learned, why do you think asthma can be a difficult chronic illness for some people to manage?


Asthma home environment checklist
Asthma Home Environment Checklist

  • Read the “Asthma Home Environment Checklist” handout from the EPA.

  • Answer the questions based on the checklist:

    • Which triggers on the checklist do you think are most common in low-income homes?

    • Which triggers would be easiest for YOU to modify in your home?

    • Which triggers would be most difficult for YOU to modify in your home?

    • Which triggers would be most difficult for those in in low-income homes to modify?


Assess id asthma triggers
Assess: ID Asthma Triggers

  • List 5 common triggers of asthma that might be found in the home:


Homework asthma home environment checklist in your home
Homework: Asthma Home Environment Checklist in YOUR Home!

  • Use the handout “Asthma Home Environment Checklist” to conduct an assessment of your home.