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Risks to your child’s lungs

Most lung conditions are caused by a combination of the genes your child is born with and things in their environment that affect your child’s lungs as they grow.

Risk factors that make lung problems more likely include:

In this section we explain more about these risks and what you can do to help reduce them.

Last medically reviewed: September 2019. Due for review: September 2022

This information uses the best available medical evidence and was produced with the support of people living with lung conditions. Find out how we produce our information. If you’d like to see our references get in touch.