Asthma is a chronic lung disease that can be fatal. Asthma is an important factor in school absences and hospitalizations in children.
Although many children and adults still die from complications of asthma, mortality rates for asthma have fallen since 1990. This coincides with various efforts to improve control of the disease, and a heightened awareness of many triggers for the disease, one of which may be exposure to EMF pollution. Recent research has indicated that limiting one's exposure to dirty electricity may significantly reduce the severity and duration of asthmatic symptoms.
The symptoms of asthma include cough, shortness of breath, tightness in the chest, and wheezing. Asthma symptoms and attacks usually occur after exposure to "triggers."
When people with asthma are exposed to triggers, the airways in their lungs become inflamed and swollen. As a result, the airways start to narrow and it becomes more difficult to breathe. During some asthma episodes or attacks, the muscles around the airways can also tighten and the airways can produce mucus. These conditions make it even harder to breathe.