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Indoor Air Pollution Increases Asthma Symptoms

Johns Hopkins University identified an association between increasing levels of indoor particulate matter pollution and the severity of asthma sympotms among children. The study is among the first to examine the effects of indoor particulate matter pollution. “We found that substantial increases in asthma symptoms were associated both with higher indoor concentrations of fine particles and with higher indoor concentrations of coarse particles,” said Meredith C. McCormack, MD, MHS, lead author of the study and an instructor with the Johns Hokins School of Medicine.

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