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With a rise in child asthma and seasonal allergies , can this increase be due to something being released in our environment?
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Dr. Stevan Cordas
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree
In brief: Asthma rising
In part both patients and physicians are more likely to understand this problem and obtain a diagnosis.
Climate changes in some areas can change pollination seasons, industrial pollution is always a factor as well as tobacco second hand smoke but there are improvements there recently. Inner city cockraoch infestation with allergy is still a problem. Some variables are not totally understood.

In brief: Asthma rising
In part both patients and physicians are more likely to understand this problem and obtain a diagnosis.
Climate changes in some areas can change pollination seasons, industrial pollution is always a factor as well as tobacco second hand smoke but there are improvements there recently. Inner city cockraoch infestation with allergy is still a problem. Some variables are not totally understood.
Dr. Stevan Cordas
Dr. Stevan Cordas
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1 doctor agrees
In brief: Yes
Most definitely. As well as food allergies and household chemicals.

In brief: Yes
Most definitely. As well as food allergies and household chemicals.
Dr. Josephine Ruiz-Healy
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Dr. Martin Ostro
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Due to lack of germs
Rather than something added, most experts feel increase in allergic conditions is due to lack of exposure to bacteria in infancy due to our hygienic enviroment, the "hygiene hypothesis.
" there is a balance between bacteria in environment and our immune system so removing bacteria allows part of the immune system leading to allergies to over-react, producing more allergic antibodies (ige), etc.

In brief: Due to lack of germs
Rather than something added, most experts feel increase in allergic conditions is due to lack of exposure to bacteria in infancy due to our hygienic enviroment, the "hygiene hypothesis.
" there is a balance between bacteria in environment and our immune system so removing bacteria allows part of the immune system leading to allergies to over-react, producing more allergic antibodies (ige), etc.
Dr. Martin Ostro
Dr. Martin Ostro
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Dr. Pierrette Mimi Poinsett
Also increase in asthma due to increased pollutants- such as ozone, particulates, irritants, airborne industrial chemicals including pesticides. Second hand smoke from tobacco, wood burning fires, smokestakes also are asthma triggers.
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