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Becoming asthma aware

26 Apr 2018

World Asthma Day will be in the spotlight around the world on 1 May, raising awareness and continued education around asthma.

Schools across New Zealand will be participating in the day with balloon activity packs and educational tasks for teachers to do with their students to encourage discussion around asthma.

In New Zealand, one in seven children and one in nine adults has asthma. It’s also estimated that 586,000 school days are lost each year due to asthma related symptoms in children.

One of the ways to manage asthma is to look out for approved products by Sensitive Choice®. The Sensitive Choice® programme focuses on companies that are committed to reducing asthma and allergy triggers, and only approved products get the tick.

Resene Zylone Sheen Zero and Resene ClinicalCote are both Sensitive Choice® approved, and Resene has a large paint range that's low in VOC. Resene Moss & Mould Killer is another great product that prevents moss and mould, which can trigger asthma.

For more information on World Asthma Day, visit www.asthmafoundation.org.nz.