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The Pediatric Forum
April 2005

Pet Ownership and Exposure to Indoor Allergens

Arch Pediatr Adolesc Med. 2005;159(4):400-401. doi:10.1001/archpedi.159.4.401-a

With great interest, we read the article by Lowe et al1 on the effect of pet ownership and exposure to indoor allergens on lung function at age 3 years. Disentangling the contributions of various sources to the development of allergy is complicated. In this study, exposure to indoor allergens was measured only once, at age 3 years, the same age at which lung function was measured.

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