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Exposure to air pollutants may augment response to allergens

November 9, 2014

ATLANTA — In this video, David B. Peden, MD, MS, Andrews Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, discusses his presentation during “The Great Raft Debate on the Allergy Epidemic: A Root Cause Analysis,” which took place here at the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Annual Scientific Meeting.

“Basically, what I demonstrated was that exposure to either air pollutants like ozone, or indoor air pollutants like tobacco smoke, could augment responses of people to things that they’re allergic to. Also, new data that suggest that exposure to air pollutants may actually cause allergy, as well,” Peden told Healio Allergy/Immunology.

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Exposure to air pollutants may augment response to allergens

November 9, 2014
ATLANTA — In this video, David B. Peden, MD, MS, Andrews Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, The University of North Carolina at Chapel…
Meeting News Coverage

Flour, cleaning products top causes of occupational asthma in France

September 10, 2014
Flour and cleaning products were the main causes of occupational asthma in France, according to presenters at the European Respiratory Society…
S. Nicole Chadha, MD In the Journals

Age associated with sensitivity type in pediatric patients with EoE

August 27, 2014
Aeroallergen sensitivity increased with age while food sensitivity decreased in pediatric patients with eosinophilic esophagitis, according to recent…
Jay A. Lieberman, MD In the Journals

Racial disparity in pediatric EoE not as large as previously reported

August 26, 2014
White patients made up a slightly larger proportion of pediatric patients with eosinophilic esophagitis compared with blacks, but not as large as…
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