City life not a risk factor for asthma, says study

January 21, 2015 6:10 PM

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City life not a risk factor for asthma, says study

It has been believed for a long time that children living in poor pockets of urban neighborhoods were at a higher risk for asthma but a new study shows that this might not be true. Asthma has a similar effect on children, and it does not matter if they live in the city or a village or they are rich or poor.

In 1960s scientist began looking for places where asthma was especially bad as they knew that it was something in the environment that triggered it. Dr. Corrin Keet, pediatric allergist at the Johns Hopkins Children’s Center, says that researchers began noting that the residents of inner cities like...

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