HANFORD – You may have noticed friends and family coughing, sneezing and rubbing their eyes, lately. That’s because this latest windy weather we’ve been experiencing in the Central Valley has been kicking up dust and triggering allergies and asthma. But it’s not just outdoor pollutants that can trigger these conditions.

Caregivers will learn about the indoor and outdoor triggers during an Asthma Lunch & Learn hosted by Adventist Health and the Kings County Asthma Coalition. The event is free and will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Wednesday, May 1 at the Hanford Civic Auditorium, 400 N. Douty St. in Hanford.

Participants will hear from Adventist Health respiratory therapists, pharmacists and other experts in the field on the following topics:

• Asthma triggers

• Asthma medications

• Proper inhaler use and techniques

There will also be resource booths staffed by organizations in the community, such as PG&E, which has energy efficient programs to help address indoor air pollution.

Participants may attend anytime between 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. It’ll take about an hour to hear the discussion, interact at the booths and enjoy a free lunch.

No RSVP or registration is required. If you have any questions, please contact Yanni Gonzalez at yanni.gonzalez@centralcalasthma.org

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