Cockroaches linked to asthma among inner-city children

July 1997
BioScience;Jul/Aug97, Vol. 47 Issue 7, p472
Academic Journal
Reports on a study identifying cockroaches as an underlying cause of serious medical and social problems among inner-city children. The publication of the study in the May 8, 1997 issue of `The New England Journal of Medicine'; The support of the study by the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases; The research conducted by David L. Rosenstreich and colleagues at Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, New York.


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