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Asthma

Updated 30 October 2017

Asthma danger zones

Asthma danger zones include cities with sulphur-heavy gases, few trees and many anthracite or coal stoves such as Soweto and Durban.

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  • Cities with sulphur-heavy gases, few trees and many anthracite or coal stoves such as Soweto and Durban.
  • Along the coast. Coastal air contains many more dust mites and fungus spores than the air in the Karoo.
  • Near industrial areas where unhealthy gases are released into the air. These include the oil refineries near Sasolburg and Milnerton in Cape Town and chemical plants near Durban.


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