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Air pollution exposure in the first year of life contributes to childhood asthma, shows study – News-Medical.Net

New findings from Ontario have shown that children born in Sarnia have a higher risk of developing asthma compared to neighboring cities. A research team from Lawson…

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New findings from Ontario have shown that children born in Sarnia have a higher risk of developing asthma compared to neighboring cities. A research team from Lawson Health Research Institute and Western University, using provincial data from ICES, found that higher air pollution exposure in the first year of life very likely contributed to this higher risk. Their results are published today in CMAJ Open.
Summary of study results:

  • Children born in Sarnia in the 1990s and early 2000s were disproportionally…

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