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新聞來源:  http://us.cnn.com/2012/01/14/health/school-indoor-air-pollution/index.html?hpt=he_c2

 

今日單字:  Sick  [adj.]  =  病的有病的

 

這次的新聞討論的是學校的老舊建築是否會引發呼吸道的疾病。

小編的先生深受氣喘所苦,所以我很能體會看親人發病的擔心。

希望我們的學校們也多多注重這一塊,給孩子們一個安心的上課環境。

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 (一) 今日新聞導讀

 

1.  Figures are hard to come by, but studies have estimated that a third or more of U.S. schools have mold, dust and other indoor air problems serious enough to provoke respiratory issues like asthma in students and teachers.

雖然正確的數字很難取的,有研究估計,在美國超過三分之一的學校裡,黴菌、灰塵 及 其他室內空氣問題嚴重到足以導致如氣喘等呼吸道疾病。

 

2.  About one in 10 children in the United States now has asthma, which causes them to miss an average of four days of school a year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

根據疾病控制和防治中心,美國大約有十分之一的孩童有氣喘。這使他們每年平均缺席四天。

 

3.  Even when children don't miss school, he said, the medications they take for asthma and conditions like rhinitis, an allergic reaction to mold or dust, can make it harder for them to do their best work.

就算孩童沒有少上學,他們因氣喘或過敏性鼻炎(對黴菌或灰塵的過敏反應)所吃的藥物可能使他們難以盡全力。

 

4.  The resulting symptoms can include itchy eyes, runny nose, coughing, headaches, fatigue, even memory problems and slowed thinking.

(過敏)所導致的症狀包括...眼睛、流鼻水、咳嗽、頭痛、疲勞甚至記憶問題 及 緩慢的思考能力。

 

5.  A similar study in Boston schools found a link between asthma rates and leaks, mold, lack of repairs and visible signs of insects or rodents.

在波士頓的學校裡所進行的類似研究發現,氣喘比率與漏水、霉、缺乏維修 及 昆蟲或老鼠的存在有關連

 

 

 

(二) 延伸討論

 

Do you have asthma or rhinitis ??

My husband does.

It affects him whenever the weather changes.

But, it seems that his conditions improve when he is in Southern Taiwan.

 

How about you ?

 

 

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