Health effects of passive smoking .5. Parental smoking and allergic sensitisation in children.

BACKGROUND A systematic review was conducted of the effects of parental smoking on immunoglobulin (IgE) levels, skin prick positivity, and allergic rhinitis or eczema in children. Asthma was excluded in order to distinguish more clearly the effect of passive smoke exposure on allergic sensitisation. METHODS Thirty six relevant publications were identified… (More)