Learn what Chronic Ling Diseases (Asthma and COPD) are, how they are affecting Staten Island, and what we (SI PPS) are doing about them. See Asthma hot spotting maps for all ages and much more.
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Chronic Lung DiseasesLinks for a healthier life


What is Asthma?

Asthma is a medical condition in which a person’s airways narrow, swell, and produce extra mucus. This can cause difficulty breathing, coughing, wheezing and shortness of breath.

What is COPD?

COPD is chronic inflation of the lungs. It interferes with normal breathing and causes lifelong issues. It is caused by long-term irritation and exposure to hazardous gases such as cigarette smoke.

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