Pest and allergen exposure and abatement in inner-city asthma: A Work Group Report of the American Academy of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology Indoor Allergy/Air Pollution Committee

William J. Sheehan, Pitud A. Rangsithienchai, Robert A. Wood, Don Rivard, Sasawan Chinratanapisit, Matthew S. Perzanowski, Ginger L. Chew, James M. Seltzer, Elizabeth C. Matsui, Wanda Phipatanakul

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Abstract

Our work group report details the importance of pest allergen exposure in inner-city asthma. We will focus specifically on mouse and cockroach exposure. We will discuss how exposure to these pests is common in the inner city and what conditions exist in urban areas that might lead to increased exposure. We will discuss how exposure is associated with allergen sensitization and asthma morbidity. Finally, we will discuss different methods of intervention and the effectiveness of these tactics.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)575-581
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Volume125
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2010

Keywords

  • Asthma
  • abatement
  • allergies
  • cockroach
  • environmental allergens
  • indoor allergens
  • inner city
  • mouse
  • pest
  • rodents

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology

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