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A prospective cohort study on ambient air pollution and respiratory morbidities including childhood asthma in adolescents from the western Cape Province: study protocol
BackgroundThere is evidence from existing literature that ambient air pollutant exposure in early childhood likely plays an important role in asthma exacerbation and other respiratory symptoms, withExpand
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Climate ChanGe and aeroallerGens in south afriCa
Climate change and its effects on aeroallergens and allergic disease have been extensively studied in the northern hemisphere, but there has been a dearth of similar studies in the southernExpand
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Climate change and aeroallergens in South Africa : review article
Climate change and its effects on aeroallergens and allergic disease have been extensively studied in the northern hemisphere, but there has been a dearth of similar studies in the southernExpand
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POLLEN MONITORING IN SOUTH AFRICA
The study of allergenic pollen in South Africa began in 1928, but volumetric spore traps, to identify and count airborne allergenic pollen, only replaced the original gravity samplers in 1968.Expand
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Molecular detection of airborne Emergomyces africanus, a thermally dimorphic fungal pathogen, in Cape Town, South Africa
Emergomyces africanus is a thermally dimorphic fungus that causes a systemic mycosis in immunocompromised persons in South Africa. Infection is presumed to follow inhalation of airborne propagules.Expand
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Regional-specific pollen and fungal spore allergens in South Africa : review article
The selection of skin-prick and ImmunoCAP radioallergosorbent test (RAST) testing panels for tree, grass, weed and fungal spore aeroallergens is an easier task when pollen and fungal spore levels forExpand
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Short term seasonal effects of airborne fungal spores on lung function in a panel study of schoolchildren residing in informal settlements of the Western Cape of South Africa.
BACKGROUND The individual effects of biological constituents of particulate matter (PM) such as fungal spores, on lung function in children are not well known. This study investigated the seasonalExpand