Some Staten Island residents are more than four times more likely to visit the emergency room for asthma-related symptoms, because of where on the borough they live.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, asthma causes repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness and nighttime or early morning coughing.

The symptoms can be controlled by medication, but patients also must “remove the triggers in your environment that can make your asthma worse,” according to the CDC website.

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