reference : Climate change, aeroallergens, and pediatric allergic disease

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Abstract The degree to which aeroallergens are contributing to the global increase in pediatric allergic disease is incompletely understood. We review the evidence that links climate change to changes in aeroallergens such as pollen and outdoor mold concentrations and, subsequently, aeroallergen association with pediatric allergic disease. We specifically explore the evidence on both the exacerbation and the development of allergic disease in children related to outdoor pollen and mold concentrations. Pediatric allergic diseases include atopic dermatitis or eczema, allergic rhinitis or hay fever, and some types of asthma in children, typically defined as < 18 years of age. We discuss how the timing of aeroallergen exposure both in utero and in childhood could be associated with allergies. We conclude that the magnitude and type of health impacts due to climate change will depend on improved understanding of the relationship between climatic variables, multiple allergen factors, and allergic disease. Improved public-health strategies such as adequate humidity control, optimum air filtration and ventilation, and improved anticipatory public-health messaging will be critical to adaptation.
Author Sheffield, P. E.; Weinberger, K. R.; Kinney, P. L.
DOI 10.1002/msj.20232
Date Jan-Feb
ISSN 0027-2507
Issue 1
Journal Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine
Keywords Air Pollutants/*adverse effects; Allergens/*adverse effects; Child; *Climate Change; Humans; Hypersensitivity/*etiology
Language eng
Notes 1931-7581 Sheffield, Perry E Weinberger, Kate R Kinney, Patrick L 5T32 HD049311/HD/NICHD NIH HHS/United States ES09089/ES/NIEHS NIH HHS/United States L40 ES017745-01/ES/NIEHS NIH HHS/United States P30 ES009089/ES/NIEHS NIH HHS/United States P30 ES009089-09/ES/NIEHS NIH HHS/United States T32 ES007322-09/ES/NIEHS NIH HHS/United States T32 HD049311-03/HD/NICHD NIH HHS/United States T32ES007322/ES/NIEHS NIH HHS/United States Journal Article Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural Review United States Mt Sinai J Med. 2011 Jan-Feb;78(1):78-84. doi: 10.1002/msj.20232.
Pages 78-84
Title Climate change, aeroallergens, and pediatric allergic disease
Volume 78
Year 2011
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