Allergy and asthma in elite summer sport athletes.

  title={Allergy and asthma in elite summer sport athletes.},
  author={Ilkka J. Helenius and Tari Haahtela},
  journal={The Journal of allergy and clinical immunology},
  volume={106 3},
Exercise may increase ventilation up to 200 L/min for short periods of time in speed and power athletes, and for longer periods in endurance athletes, such as long-distance runners and swimmers. Therefore highly trained athletes are repeatedly and strongly exposed to cold air during winter training and to many pollen allergens in spring and summer. Competitive swimmers inhale and microaspirate large amounts of air that floats above the water surface, which means exposure to chlorine derivatives… CONTINUE READING


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