Respiratory morbidity in susceptible populations: the role of joint exposure to multiple environmental chemicals and pollutants
Exposure to ambient pollution from environmental chemicals and pollutants has been associated with a range of adverse respiratory outcomes; susceptible populations are disproportionately affected. Children with asthma are particularly at risk for adverse respiratory effects of environmental agents. The recent increase in US and worldwide pediatric asthma prevalence has encouraged new lines of inquiry focusing on environmental factors, rather than genetic factors, as the main etiologic agent in asthma-related morbidity; the complex relationship between individuals and their environment requires ...
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