Summer events, like the 4th of July, are a great time to get together with family and friends to celebrate. If you have asthma, be aware of possible triggers around you and take steps to prevent flare-ups.

1. Fireworks

Fireworks are a traditional way to celebrate the holiday. But fireworks create smoke and small particulate matter that contributes to air pollution which can trigger asthma. Consider watching firework displays from an indoor location.

2. Smoke from Barbecues or Fire Pits

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