Hazardous air pollutants and asthma.

  title={Hazardous air pollutants and asthma.},
  author={George D. Leikauf},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  pages={505 - 526}
Asthma has a high prevalence in the United States, and persons with asthma may be at added risk from the adverse effects of hazardous air pollutants (HAPs). Complex mixtures (fine particulate matter and tobacco smoke) have been associated with respiratory symptoms and hospital admissions for asthma. The toxic ingredients of these mixtures are HAPs, but whether ambient HAP exposures can induce asthma remains unclear. Certain HAPs are occupational asthmagens, whereas others may act as adjuncts… CONTINUE READING
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