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Addressing indoor environmental issues may be key to controlling asthma

in AAP News

by Stuart L. Abramson, M.D., Ph.D., AE-C, FAAP

Two mothers who don’t know each other complain about their kids getting sick when they returned to elementary school from summer vacation. Both children had significant worsening of asthma, and their parents wanted to home-school them because of this problem. Environmental assessment showed extremely high levels of dust mite allergen and mold in carpeted areas. After remediation, the children returned to school without further significant asthma problems. Continue reading

American Academy of Pediatrics recommends using IPM to reduce children’s exposure to pesticides

Increased support for IPM adoption is one of the recommendations by the American Academy of Pediatrics in a position paper on pesticides published in Pediatrics this month. The article also expresses concern about children’s exposure to pesticides and makes several recommendations overseeing pesticide marketing, labeling and usage.

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