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
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..View full abstract
C.C.O. conducted this study as part of a Master's Degree and received funding from the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission in the UK and the University of Exeter.