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School Environmental Intervention Programs.

TitleSchool Environmental Intervention Programs.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2018
AuthorsPermaul P, Phipatanakul W
JournalJ Allergy Clin Immunol Pract
Date Published2018 Jan - Feb

Exposure to indoor allergens and pollutants plays a significant part in the development of asthma and its associated morbidity. Inner-city children with asthma are disproportionately affected by these exposures with increased asthma morbidity. Although years of previous research have linked exposures in the urban home environment with significant childhood asthma disease, many of these allergens are also present in inner-city school environments. Therefore, evaluation of the school environment of patients with asthma is also essential. School-based environmental interventions may offer benefit for this problem and has the potential to help many children with asthma at once in a cost-effective manner. It is important that environmental health researchers continue to assess which interventions are most practical and result in the greatest measurable improvements.

Alternate JournalJ Allergy Clin Immunol Pract
PubMed ID29310758
PubMed Central IDPMC5773264
Grant ListU01 AI110397 / AI / NIAID NIH HHS / United States
R01 HL137192 / HL / NHLBI NIH HHS / United States
K23 AI123517 / AI / NIAID NIH HHS / United States
L40 AI113791 / AI / NIAID NIH HHS / United States
K24 AI106822 / AI / NIAID NIH HHS / United States