Journal article

Tree pollen exposure is associated with reduced lung function in children

Katrina A Lambert, Constance Katelaris, Pamela Burton, Christine Cowie, Caroline Lodge, Frances L Garden, Luke A Prendergast, Brett G Toelle, Bircan Erbas

CLINICAL AND EXPERIMENTAL ALLERGY | WILEY | Published : 2020

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Allergic disease is a recognized global epidemic and a significant cause of ill health and poor quality of life. The prevalence of pollen allergy is high throughout the world, and pollen exposure itself plays a role in emergency department presentations and hospitalizations for asthma. Lung function and airway inflammation are important measures of asthma activity and control. OBJECTIVE: To examine associations between exposure to multiple pollen types and lung function and markers of airway inflammation at 8 and 14 years of age, and to explore potential modification by residential greenness. METHODS: A cohort of high-risk children living in Sydney, Australia had spirometry and f..

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