Date
21 July 2019

Identify and reduce common asthma triggers

Suggestion for implementing the strategy ‘Creating inclusive learning environments ’

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Common asthma triggers

Common asthma triggers

Take a whole-school approach to reducing asthma triggers.  

Asthma + Respiratory Foundation NZ provide practical information.

Asthma and allergies

Asthma and allergies

Allergens are a common cause of asthma. 

Work in partnership with students, family, and whānu to identify potential asthma triggers in your learning environment. 

 

 

The most common allergens that cause asthma are:

  • dust mites
  • dander from animals (skin, scales, and fur)
  • rodent urine
  • insect debris
  • food dust
  • pollens
  • moulds.

 

Source: Ministry of Health NZ (opens in a new tab/window)

Allergen-free environment

Allergen-free environment

Reduce known allergens, such as dust, from the environment by including learners in creating a clean, safe environment for all.

Useful resources

Useful resources

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Common asthma triggers

Read time: 15 min

Publisher: Asthma + Respiratory Foundation, NZ

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Triggers in asthma

Triggers in asthma

Read time: 19 min

Publisher: Asthma + Respiratory Foundation, NZ

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