Asthmatic Children React to Moderate Pollution

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Asthmatic Children React to 'Moderate' Pollution

World Environment News

USA: October 8, 2003

WASHINGTON - Children with severe asthma start suffering from symptoms even at what are now considered to be acceptable levels of air pollution, U.S. researchers reported yesterday.

Ozone, created by traffic, industry and oil refining, among other processes, is the prime offender, the researchers write in this week's issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association

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Association of Low-Level Ozone and Fine Particles With Respiratory Symptoms in Children With Asthma

Janneane F. Gent, PhD; Elizabeth W. Triche, PhD; Theodore R. Holford, PhD; Kathleen Belanger, PhD; Michael B. Bracken, PhD; William S. Beckett, MD; Brian P. Leaderer, PhD

JAMA. 2003;290:1859-1867.

 

 

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