Home environment and childhood asthma.

  title={Home environment and childhood asthma.},
  author={Mary Leen and Terry O'Connor and Cecily Kelleher and Elizabeth B Mitchell and Brendan Gerard Loftus},
  journal={Irish medical journal},
  volume={87 5},
The prevalence of childhood asthma has increased dramatically in the past 20 years. The reasons for the increase are unclear but many authors suggest that changes in the home environment favourable to proliferation of the house dust mite are to blame. Our study aimed to compare home environment of children with asthma and controls. A questionnaire on home environment was administered to the parents of 134 children with asthma and 118 controls. Detailed studies of home temperature, humidity and… CONTINUE READING