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Study Finds Air Pollution Exposure at Schools Linked to Childhood Asthma Development

by Meghan Lewit

Living near major highways has been linked to childhood asthma, but a new study led by researchers at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California suggests that traffic-related pollution near schools is also contributing to the development of asthma in kids.

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Air Pollution & Asthma

Studies have shown that air pollution is related to the worsening of asthma symptoms. Should you be concerned about the air you are breathing?

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What Allergy & Asthma Fighters Need to Know Before Building or Remodeling a Home

Are you thinking about remodeling your home, or building a new one? If so, there are several things you need to know about the impact this may have on your allergies. The dust, debris, and fumes from remodeling or construction can wreak havoc on your eyes, nose, and skin. Knowing about some specific hazards, however, can help you minimize the impact on your allergies.

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Staying Fit with Exercise-Induced Asthma

Do you cough, wheeze, and have a tight chest or shortness of breath when you exercise? If yes, you may have exercise-induced bronchoconstriction, also known as exercised-induced asthma. This happens when the tubes that bring air into and out of your lungs narrow with exercise, causing symptoms of asthma.

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Does Your Job Make You Itch and Wheeze?

Occupational contact dermatitis and asthma are two of the most common work-related health issues facing workers worldwide, according to experts presenting the latest research at the 2009 Annual Meeting of the American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

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Changes in Weather May Trigger Children’s Asthma

Changes in humidity and temperature result in an increase in Emergency Department (ED) visits for pediatric asthma exacerbation, according to a report published in Annals of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology.

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Asthma on the Job

Did you know that your job could trigger allergies and asthma? Occupational asthma, defined as a lung disorder caused by inhaling fumes, gases, dust, or other potentially harmful substances while on the job, is the most prevalent work-related disease in developed countries.

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On the Road with Allergies & Asthma

For millions of Americans with allergies & asthma, summer travel concerns extend far beyond rising gas prices and airline security waits. The American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology estimates that more than 20 million Americans have asthma and 50 million have allergies. Those traveling this summer will face unique challenges.

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