May 1 Is World No Asthma Day
Asthma is the most serious chronic disease among children in the United States, with exposure to secondhand smoke a primary trigger for asthma attacks as well as emergency room visits.
Six million children currently suffer from asthma, which accounts for one-third of all pediatric emergency room visits and is the leading cause of school absenteeism. In Michigan, 213,600 children and 654,100 adults currently have asthma and 17% of students in middle school and high school now report having asthma. Asthma causes an average of 15,545 hospitalizations each year in Michigan, of which children