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Type of Fuel Consumed and Frequency of Lorry Passing Associated with Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma Symptoms in Children

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Author(s): M Karimi, MH Ehrampoush, M Mirzaei, MH Ahmadieh

Journal: Iranian Journal of Environmental Health Science & Engineering
ISSN 1735-1979

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 57;
Date: 2005;
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Keywords: Asthma | Allergic rhinitis | Air pollution | Iran

ABSTRACT
Allergic diseases are prevalent in children and their prevalence and severity are different in dissimilar areas of the world. Many studies have been carried out regarding the inspection of the causative environmental factors such as air, foods and environmental allergens. In this study, using the ISAAC standardized method, the relation between asthma and allergic rhinitis symptoms with the kind of fuel consumed at homes and the frequency of lorry passing through the streets next to the houses in 3000 children aged 6-7 years and 3000 children 13-14 years was investigated. The results indicated that in the children aged 6-7 years, the prevalence of asthma and allergic rhinitis had a meaningful relation with the type of fuel consumed at homes (P
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