Allergic rhinitis, rhinoconjunctivitis and hayfever symptoms among children are associated with frequency of truck traffic near residences: a cross sectional study

@inproceedings{Shirinde2015AllergicRR,
  title={Allergic rhinitis, rhinoconjunctivitis and hayfever symptoms among children are associated with frequency of truck traffic near residences: a cross sectional study},
  author={Joyce Shirinde and Janine Wichmann and Kuku V. V. Voyi},
  booktitle={Environmental health : a global access science source},
  year={2015}
}
BACKGROUND Allergic rhinitis (AR) is an increasing and common condition affecting many people globally, especially children. The aim of the study was to investigate the association between the frequency of truck traffic and allergic rhinitis symptoms, rhinoconjunctivitis and hayfever among 13 to 14 year old school children in Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality, Gauteng Province, South Africa. METHODS In a cross-sectional study design, 3764 children from 16 randomly selected high schools… CONTINUE READING
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