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Peak Flow Meter

(Medidor de flujo máximo)

Peak flow meters help people with asthma know how well their lungs are working. A peak flow meter can tell if someone's airways have narrowed even before the person coughs, wheezes, or has trouble breathing.

To use the peak flow meter, a person blows into it and then checks the reading. It's portable, doesn't need to be plugged in, and you don't need a doctor or nurse to use it. Some people use a peak flow meter at home to see how well they're keeping their asthma under control.

 
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A cross-agency U.S. government website, AIRNow provides useful air quality information, including daily Air Quality Index forecasts and details on conditions in more than 300 U.S. cities.
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