A multifactorial study of patients with asthma. Part 2: air pollution, animal dander and asthma symptoms.

Abstract

As part of a multifactorial computer-assisted study of patients with asthma, the relationship between air pollution, animal dander and asthma symptoms was evaluated. No association was found between four major air pollutants (carbon monoxide, ozone, nitrogen oxides and sulfur dioxide) and asthma symptoms. Patients who owned cats and dogs reported more severe asthma symptoms (p less than .01) than patients who did not own cats and dogs. The evaluations completed to date indicate that daily exposure to cats and dogs accounts for more of the asthma symptoms differences between patients than daily exposure to air pollutants.

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@article{Kurata1976AMS, title={A multifactorial study of patients with asthma. Part 2: air pollution, animal dander and asthma symptoms.}, author={John H. Kurata and M. Michael Glovsky and Robert L. Newcomb and James G . Easton}, journal={Annals of allergy}, year={1976}, volume={37 6}, pages={398-409} }