• Anyone can get asthma, at any age
  • Asthma is the #1 reason children go to the hospital
  • Asthma accounts for 13 million absences from school each year
  • Over 230,000 children in Michigan have asthma
  • 9 million children in the United States have asthma
  • About 70% of asthmatics also have allergies
  • Approximately 40% of children who have asthmatic parents will develop asthma
  • In a survey of U.S. homes, approximately one-quarter had levels of dust mite allergens present in a bed at a level high enough to trigger asthma symptoms
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