Journal article

Current pet ownership modifies the adverse association between long-term ambient air pollution exposure and childhood asthma

Xiao-Wen Zeng, Caroline J Lodge, Adrian J Lowe, Yuming Guo, Michael J Abramson, Gayan Bowatte, Li-Wen Hu, Bo-Yi Yang, Zan-Xiong Chen, Shyamali C Dharmage, Guang-Hui Dong

CLINICAL AND TRANSLATIONAL ALLERGY | WILEY | Published : 2021

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Recent studies suggest that household endotoxin and allergens can modify the impact of air pollutants on development of asthma; however, epidemiological evidence is limited and conflicting. OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether pet ownership modified the association between ambient air pollution and asthma in children. METHODS: We conducted a population-based cross-sectional study, the Seven Northeast Cities Study in China and recruited a total of 59,754 children from 94 schools during 2012-2013. Long-term air pollutant concentrations, including airborne particulate matter with a diameter of 1 μm or less (PM1 ), PM2.5 , PM10 , and nitrogen dioxide (NO2 ) from 2009 to 2012 were estim..

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Grants

Awarded by National Key Research and Development Program of China


Awarded by National Natural Science Foundation of China


Awarded by Guangzhou Municipal Science and Technology Project


Funding Acknowledgements

National Key Research and Development Program of China, Grant/Award Number: 2018YFE0106900; National Natural Science Foundation of China, Grant/Award Number: 81673127, 81872582, 81703179; Guangzhou Municipal Science and Technology Project, Grant/Award Number: 201807010032