AiS Challenge Team Abstract

Team Number: 087

School Name: Shiprock High School

Area of Science: Medicine and Health

Project Title: Allergies


Our (Sharon Tsosie & Shawna Nez) project is about allergies. We are going to be learning about how allergies are caused and how they affect people. Allergies mean a collection of symptoms caused by an immune system to substances that do not trigger an immune response in most people. An allergy is caused by hypersensitivity of the immune system leading to a misdirected immune response. There is no way to prevent allergies, but avoiding known triggers may prevent symptoms.

The results we hope to get out of our project is to learn the different types of allergies that affect humans and animals. There are so many allergies throughout the world. Some may not even be prevented by medication or shots.

What we learn now is that children have asthma when they are born. The youngest a child ever got asthma is two years old. Asthma depends upon how many agents activate a person's symptoms and how sensitive the lungs are to asthma.

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