Asthma on farms

Asthma is a condition of inflammation and spasm of the airways, which can be triggered by a range of factors.

Asthma may be an immediate response to grain dust inhalation, or may be delayed for several hours, and can reoccur for several successive nights following exposure.

Asthma can be life threatening if left untreated. Symptoms of asthma include - wheezing, laboured breathing and coughing.

Resources available -

Asthma Management on Farm - factsheet

Asthma poster

Asthma leaflet