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A Review Of The Medical Evidence For A Link Between Air Pollution And Asthma

Price

Free (open access)

Paper DOI

10.2495/AIR950512

Volume

10

Pages

8

Published

1995

Size

832 kb

Author(s)

R.M.L. Niven & J.W.S. Longhurst

Abstract

Asthma is predominantly an allergic disease of the airways. These airways are known to become inflamed in response to exposure to a host of environmental factors. This paper reviews the evidence of a link between pollution and asthma and examines the role of pollution in the incidence of asthma. In more than 90% of children in the UK with asthma the major allergen is a protein particle secreted by house dust mites. The role of air pollution in combination with other factors is examined as a cause and initiator of the disease a

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