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.
Matsui EC, McCormack MC. Small Steps Toward Asthma-Friendly School Environments. JAMA Pediatr. 2017;171(1):13-14. doi:10.1001/jamapediatrics.2016.3274