Atopic eczema and domestic water hardness

@article{McNally1998AtopicEA,
  title={Atopic eczema and domestic water hardness},
  author={NJ McNally and H. Williams and D. Phillips and M. Smallman-Raynor and J. Britton},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={1998},
  volume={352},
  pages={527-531}
}
  • NJ McNally, H. Williams, +2 authors J. Britton
  • Published 1998
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet
  • BACKGROUND The environment plays an important part in the aetiology of atopic eczema, but specific causes are unknown. Exposure to hard water is thought to be a risk factor for eczema. We undertook an ecological study of the relation between domestic water hardness and the prevalence of eczema among Nottinghamshire schoolchildren. METHODS Questionnaire details of 1-year period and lifetime prevalence of eczema were obtained from parents of 4141 randomly selected primary-school children and… CONTINUE READING
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