Even low pollen exposure may trigger asthmatic attacks

12/1/2011 | Reuters

Children with asthma and pollen allergy were up to 37% more likely to experience respiratory symptoms and need medication even when the pollen level was as low as six to nine grains per cubic meter, a study in the journal Epidemiology found. "It leads us to believe that parents of these asthmatic children should be aware that even when pollen levels are low, their children will experience asthmatic symptoms," the lead author said.

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