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Environmental allergens and asthma morbidity in low-income children.

Authors
Turyk-M; Curtis-L; Scheff-P; Contraras-A; Coover-L; Hernandez-E; Freels-S; Persky-V
Source
J Asthma 2006 Aug; 43(6):453-457
NIOSHTIC No.
20039072
Abstract
Asthma morbidity is high in inner-city children in the United States, which may be related in part to increased allergens in poorly maintained housing. This study examined asthma morbidity in relation to mold, cockroach, dust mite, and cat allergens in the homes of 61 low-income Chicago children with asthma. Children exposed to higher levels of Penicillium in the bedroom had more frequent asthma symptoms, whereas those exposed to higher levels of cockroach allergen in the bedroom had a higher number of asthma symptoms. Respiratory infections confounded the association of cockroach allergen with number of asthma symptoms.
Keywords
Allergens; Allergic-disorders; Allergic-reactions; Allergies; Mortality-data; Mortality-rates; Children; Molds; Respiratory-system-disorders; Respiratory-infections; Pulmonary-system-disorders; Pulmonary-function; Environmental-factors; Animals; Humans; Men; Women; Immunology; Environmental-exposure; Author Keywords: allergens; asthma; mold; cockroach; Penicillium
Contact
Mary Turyk, PhD, University of Illinois at Chicago, School of Public Health, 1601 W. Taylor Street, Room 879, M/C923 Chicago, IL 60612
CODEN
JOUADU
Publication Date
20060801
Document Type
Journal Article
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
2006
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-T42-OH-008672
Issue of Publication
6
ISSN
0277-0903
Source Name
Journal of Asthma
State
IL
Performing Organization
University of Illinois-Chicago
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