Childhood Exposure to Ambient Air Pollutants and the Onset of Asthma: An Administrative Cohort Study in Québec

@inproceedings{Tetreault2016ChildhoodET,
  title={Childhood Exposure to Ambient Air Pollutants and the Onset of Asthma: An Administrative Cohort Study in Qu{\'e}bec},
  author={Louis-Francois Tetreault and Marieve Doucet and Philippe Gamache and Michel Fournier and Allan Brand and Tom Kosatsky and Audrey Smargiassi},
  booktitle={Environmental health perspectives},
  year={2016}
}
BACKGROUND Although it is well established that air pollutants can exacerbate asthma, the link with new asthma onset in children is less clear. OBJECTIVE We assessed the association between the onset of childhood asthma with both time of birth and time-varying exposures to outdoor air pollutants. METHOD An open cohort of children born in the province of Québec, Canada, was created using linked medical-administrative databases. New cases of asthma were defined as one hospital discharge with… CONTINUE READING