Trigger Tracker for download (asthma_triggers_tracking). Use this tool to keep track of your triggers. Bring it to your next asthma checkup!

  • Triggers are the things that make your asthma worse and
    can cause an asthma episode (attack).
  • Staying away from triggers is an important step to controlling
    your asthma.
  • Each person has different triggers.

Common Asthma Triggers

  • Dust and dust mites
  • Food Allergies
  • Furry and feathered animals like cats, dogs, and birds
  • Illness – colds and flu
  • Mold and mildew
  • Pests like cockroaches and mice
  • Strong odors like perfumes, sprays, and cleaning products
  • Tobacco smoke


  • Exercise
  • Pollen from trees, grass, plants and flowers
  • Weather and air pollution

Asthma Trigger Resources

Control Asthma Triggers

Fun for Kids

Know the Air Quality in Your Area

Other Resources

  • Diesel EmissionsStop the Soot Program
    New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection – Initiative to reduce harmful diesel soot during the next decade
  • Tobacco Control
    The New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program has a page on“Helping Smokers Quit” with links to NJ Quitnet, NJ Quitline, NJ Quitcenters, and information on youth cessation

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