May 1, 2009

The impact of climate change and aeroallergens on children's health

by
Schmier JK and Ebi KL
,
Allergy and Asthma Proceedings
  • States climate change can affect the prevalence and severity of allergic and respiratory disorders through projected increases in the temporal and spatial distribution and concentrations of some aeroallergens
  • Critiques and summarizes existing knowledge on asthma-related impacts of aeroallergen exposure on children in the United States
  • Identifies five studies that evaluated the relationship between aeroallergens and particular symptoms
  • States little is known about the relationship between aeroallergens and particular asthma symptoms, but there appears to be evidence that weed pollen is significantly associated with asthma exacerbations and use of emergency and hospital services