Be Aware of Thunderstorm Asthma

Public Health Information Ahead of Pollen Season

Football Federation Victoria wishes to advise all its playing and non-playing members of a new public health initiative ahead of pollen season.

Thunderstorm asthma can be triggered by a unique combination of high grass pollen counts and certain types of thunderstorms. For people who have asthma or hay fever this can cause severe asthma symptoms, making it difficult to breathe. These epidemic thunderstorm asthma events don't happen every year but when they do, they can happen during grass pollen season, which is normally from October through December.

The Department of Health and Human Services has developed some resources to help raise community awareness. Please see the video below and the campaign website here.

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