Recent advances in environmental controls outside the home setting
Published Date:Apr 2016
Source:Curr Opin Allergy Clin Immunol. 16(2):135-141.
Pubmed Central ID:PMC4767663
Funding:K24 AI 106822/AI/NIAID NIH HHS/United States
K24 AI106822/AI/NIAID NIH HHS/United States
U01 AI 110397/AI/NIAID NIH HHS/United States
U10 HL 098102/HL/NHLBI NIH HHS/United States
U61TS000237-02/TS/ATSDR CDC HHS/United States
Description:Purpose of review
It has been well studied that aeroallergen, mold, and airborne pollutant exposure in the inner-city home environment is associated with significant childhood asthma morbidity. Although the home environment has been extensively studied, the school environment is less well understood.
In this article, we discuss the relationship between environmental exposures within the school and daycare environment and pediatric asthma morbidity and novel environmental interventions designed to help mitigate pediatric asthma morbidity.
Studies assessing environmental exposures outside the home environment and interventions to mitigate these exposures have the potential to reduce pediatric asthma morbidity. Further study in this area should focus on the complex cost benefit analyses of environmental interventions outside the home setting, while controlling for the home environment.
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