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  • "The issues — which would ultimately claim ten lives — turned out to be the result of a rare phenomenon known as “thunderstorm asthma.” Though still not fully understood, the weather event is thought to occur due to the spread of pollen and mold that gets swept into the high humidity of the clouds, broken into smaller particles, and rained back down. For a person with asthma — whose airways are chronically inflamed — the spread of these particles can set off an attack."

    -- https://undark.org/article/thunderstorm-asthma-australia/

    January 31, 2018

  • thunderstorm asthma, n.

    The Guardian, 24 November 2016:

    Clarence Leo, a father-of two from Noble Park, Apollo Papadopoulos, 35, Hope Carnevali, 20, and year-12 student Omar Moujalled all died following asthma attacks believed to have been triggered by the weather, a rare event described as “thunderstorm asthma”.

    January 5, 2017