Inner City Won't Increase Your Asthma Risk: Poverty And Race Might, Though

January 21, 2015 8:49 PM

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Previous studies have connected urban environments to an increased risk of asthma and various other respiratory illnesses. Now, recent findings published in the Journal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology take a look at those living with asthma in urban, suburban and rural areas and how they compare.

For the study, researchers used a survey of parents on over 23,000 children ranging from ages 6 to 17. Findings revealed that as children's family's annual income went down, the risk of having an emergency asthma attack rose. Children whose families had lower incomes also had the highest risk of bei...

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