Effects of gas and other fume emitting heaters on the development of asthma during childhood

Phoa, L. L.; Toelle, B. G.; Ng, K.; Marks, G. B.
September 2004
Thorax;Sep2004, Vol. 59 Issue 9, p741
Academic Journal
The article emphasizes on the effects of gas and other fume emitting heaters on the development of asthma in children. It highlights on various irritant exposure such as environmental tobacco smoke, air pollution, and combustion products from fume emitting appliances as well as indoor and outdoor allergens as the primary associates of asthma. It presents an analysis based on data collected in a cross sectional study of primary school children in Belmont, NSW, Australia. The analysis comprised representative samples of primary school children in Belmont and neighboring areas for the study purpose.


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