Which factors explain the lower prevalence of atopy amongst farmers' children?

@article{Remes2003WhichFE,
  title={Which factors explain the lower prevalence of atopy amongst farmers' children?},
  author={Sami Remes and K K Iivanainen and Heikki O Koskela and Juha Pekkanen},
  journal={Clinical and experimental allergy : journal of the British Society for Allergy and Clinical Immunology},
  year={2003},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={
          427-34
        }
}
BACKGROUND The inverse association between farming and atopy in children has been attributed to microbial exposure, especially through livestock. Very little is known about other potential explanatory factors. OBJECTIVE To explore potential differences in lifestyle and environmental factors between farmer and non-farmer families, and whether these factors could explain the association between farming and childhood atopy. METHODS A cross-sectional study, including 366 farmers' and 344 non… CONTINUE READING
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