Swimming pool attendance and risk of asthma and allergic symptoms in children.

  title={Swimming pool attendance and risk of asthma and allergic symptoms in children.},
  author={Laia Font-Ribera and Manolis Kogevinas and J P Zock and Mark J Nieuwenhuijsen and Dick J. J. Heederik and Cristina M Villanueva},
  journal={The European respiratory journal},
  volume={34 6},
Increased asthma risk has been associated with pool attendance in children but evidence is inconsistent and inconclusive. A survey was conducted of 3,223 9-12-yr-old children in Sabadell (Spain) to evaluate association between swimming pool attendance and prevalence of asthma and allergic conditions and symptoms. Parents completed a questionnaire on lifetime frequency of pool attendance and symptoms in the last 12 months (wheezing, asthma medication, rhinitis and allergic rhinitis), ever having… CONTINUE READING
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