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Andy Whittamore

Clinical Lead, Asthma UK

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  • Advice to give to asthma patients about air pollutionSubscription

    26 APR 2017

    Two-thirds of people with asthma in the UK say poor air quality makes their asthma worse, which puts them at higher risk of an asthma attack. There is also evidence that being exposed long-term to high concentrations of air pollution plays a part in causing asthma. Women who are exposed to high levels of pollution when they are pregnant, regardles

  • Asthma patients deserve better careSubscription

    20 JAN 2017

    The 2016 Asthma UK annual asthma survey has produced some shocking findings. There are 5.4 million people in the UK diagnosed with asthma, but we found that two-thirds were not receiving the basic care that they need in order to stay well. This is worrying in the context that the majority of those surveyed found their care satisfactory

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