ISBN: 0309064961, 9780309064965
Authors: Committee On The Assessment Of Asthma, Indoor Air, Division Of Health Promotion, Disease Prevention, Institute Of Medicine
Keywords: air, exposures, indoor, asthma, clearing
Copyrights: Copyrighted

Since about 1980, asthma prevalence and asthma-related hospitalizations and deaths have increased substantially, especially among children. Of particular concern is the high mortality rate among African Americans with asthma. Recent studies have suggested that indoor exposures--to dust mites, cockroaches, mold, pet dander, tobacco smoke, and other biological and chemical pollutants--may influence......