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Inhaler emissions: the hidden environmental cost of asthma

World Asthma Day, which takes place on the first Tuesday of May each year, is organised by the Global Initiative for Asthma to raise awareness and co-ordinate educational resources for the disease, which affects more than 350 million people worldwide.

According to Asthma UK, 5.4 million people in the country have the common chronic condition, characterised by recurrent attacks of breathlessness. These range in regularity and severity from patient to patient, with some experiencing symptoms several times a day while for others this is much rarer. This can be easily managed through the use of an inhaler, however the UK National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has now issued guidance assessing the carbon footprint of the devices – and it’s not good news. Metered dose inhalers: an outsized carbon footprint

The most popular type of inhaler in the UK is a metered dose inhaler (MDI). However, NICE is now recommending that, where possible, asthmatic patients cease


What would happen if you took to many puffs on your inhalers in one go because i have a brown one and a blue one???
i havent done it!!!

Blue inhaler: Salbutamol or Albuterol - same thing. Short acting bronchodilator. If you take more than you are supposed to, you will likely have shaky hands, your heart rate will go up, and you will probably get anxious.

Brown inhaler:

It may make you feel jittery and your heart may be beating faster than usual. These symptoms will probably go away after a short period of time. Try not to do this again and follow the dosing recommendations for each of your inhalers.

i have extremely bad asthma and there are times when i really need it and i take 1 or 2 puffs extra. but it really doesn't make a difference to me. but it might to you, depending on how bad your condition is...

Are there any asthmatics out there using the new inhalers of albuterol?

Are you using the new inhalers like proair and the new proventil. Are you feeling any relief from your asthma using these new inhalers. If so write back to me about your experience. I want to know if other asthmatics share the same ailments from these

I use Ratiopharm Salbutamol HFA (Albuterol) and that's what I've had since being diagnosed a year ago with asthma. I find that the nozzle gets white stuff on it so the spray isn't very effective after about ten puffs or so. The fix is easy. I just take

yes i am taking take along with my nebilizer at night but i have some gain weight with that new inhaler and after i take it it makes me cough of course but sometimes i wanna throw up..When i do have attack it takes more to get me back then the orginal

I'm on Pulmicort which is a turbo inhaler that helps to treat asthma. It can't be used in emergencies like albuterol, but because of it I haven't needed my albuterol in months!

I would stick with albuterol though...I think its the best