The indoor environment and its effects on childhood asthma

  title={The indoor environment and its effects on childhood asthma},
  author={Sharon K. Ahluwalia and Elizabeth C. Matsui},
  journal={Current Opinion in Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
Purpose of reviewIndoor pollutants and allergens cause asthma symptoms and exacerbations and influence the risk of developing asthma. We review recent studies regarding the effects of the indoor environment on childhood asthma. Recent findingsExposure to some indoor allergens and second hand smoke are causally related to the development of asthma in children. Many recent studies have demonstrated an association between exposure to indoor pollutants and allergens and airways inflammation, asthma… 
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