Journal article

Phthalates and asthma in children and adults: US NHANES 2007-2012

Chinonso Christian Odebeatu, Timothy Taylor, Lora E Fleming, Nicholas J Osborne

Environmental Science and Pollution Research | SPRINGER HEIDELBERG | Published : 2019

Abstract

Environmental exposure to phthalates may contribute to an increased risk of asthma in children and adults. We aimed to assess the direction and strength of the association between urinary phthalates metabolites and current asthma in children and adults that participated in the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) 2007-2012. Data on ten urinary phthalate metabolites, self-reported questionnaires, spirometry measures, and covariates were obtained from 7765 participants (28.1% were children aged 6-17 years) taking part in the NHANES 2007-2012. Asthma was assessed using self-reported questionnaires for children and adults, and via spirometry measures for adults alone. We use..

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