Journal article

Hygienic behavior and allergic sensitization in German adolescents

G Bowatte, I Markevych, M Standl, SC Dharmage, S Koletzko, I Lehmann, C-P Bauer, T Schikowski, A von Berg, D Berdel, J Heinrich

Allergy | WILEY | Published : 2018

Grants

Awarded by Federal Ministry for Environment (IUF)


Funding Acknowledgements

The GINIplus study was mainly supported for the first 3 years by the Federal Ministry for Education, Science, Research and Technology (interventional arm) and Helmholtz Zentrum Munich (former GSF) (observational arm). The 4-, 6-, and 10-year follow-up examinations of the GINIplus study were covered from the respective budgets of the 5 study centers (Helmholtz Zentrum Munich (former GSF), Marien-Hospital Wesel, LMU Munich, TU Munich, and from 6 years onward also from IUF-Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine) and a grant from the Federal Ministry for Environment (IUF, FKZ 20462296). The LISA study was mainly supported by grants from the Federal Ministry for Education, Science, Research and Technology and in addition from Helmholtz Zentrum Munich (former GSF), Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ, Leipzig, Marien-Hospital Wesel, Pediatric Practice, Bad Honnef for the first 2 years. The 4-, 6-, and 10-year follow-up examinations of the LISA study were covered from the respective budgets of the involved partners (Helmholtz Zentrum Munich (former GSF), Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research-UFZ, Leipzig, Marien-Hospital Wesel, Pediatric Practice, Bad Honnef, IUF -Leibniz Research Institute for Environmental Medicine) and in addition by a grant from the Federal Ministry for Environment (IUF, FKZ 20462296). The recent 15-year follow-up examinations of the GINIplus and LISA studies were supported by the Commission of the European Communities, the 7th Framework Program (MeDALL project) and the Mead Johnson and Nestle companies (GINIplus only). Gayan Bowatte is supported by Centre for Air pollution, energy and health Research (CAR) and National Health and Medical Research Council Australia funded Centre for Research Excellence. The funding sources were not involved in the design of the study, collection, analysis and interpretation of data, writing of the report, and decision to submit the article for publication.