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January 2017

Small Steps Toward Asthma-Friendly School Environments

Author Affiliations
  • 1Division of Pediatric Allergy and Immunology, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
  • 2Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland
JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(1):13-14. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.3274

In this issue of JAMA Pediatrics, Sheehan et al1 report findings from the School Inner-City Asthma Study, an observational study examining associations between the school environment and asthma morbidity. The authors found low levels of all major indoor allergens except mouse allergen in environmental samples from schools and report associations between mouse allergen in school dust and asthma symptoms and lung function that were independent of levels of mouse allergen in the children’s homes.

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