TITLE

Working the Bugs out of Asthma

AUTHOR(S)
Potera, Carol
PUB. DATE
November 1997
SOURCE
Environmental Health Perspectives;Nov1997, Vol. 105 Issue 11, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Analyzes cockroach antigens as one of the leading causes of asthma among inner-city children. Distribution patterns of cockroaches in a specially constructed containment building using an engineering technique; Refinement of the laboratory-scale assay into a simple home-based test kit; Examination of new cockroach repellents.
ACCESSION #
13013375

 

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