Childhood Asthma and Environmental Interventions

  title={Childhood Asthma and Environmental Interventions},
  author={Felicia Wu and Tim K Takaro},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
BACKGROUND Contaminants encountered in many households, such as environmental tobacco smoke, house dust mite, cockroach, cat and dog dander, and mold, are risk factors in asthma. Young children are a particularly vulnerable subpopulation for environmentally mediated asthma, and the economic burden associated with this disease is substantial. Certain mechanical interventions are effective both in reducing allergen loads in the home and in improving asthmatic children's respiratory health… CONTINUE READING


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