Air Pollution and Allergic Reactions

  • E. Marth
  • C. Hülße
  • J. Pelech
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Epidemiological studies provide evidence that air pollution influences incidence, prevalence, course of the disease and lethality of asthma (McDONNEL,1983; MENZEL, 1984; MOSBECH, 1987). With an increasing degree of pollution, the results become more distinct, especially during episodes of extremely severe air pollution. A study in Donora (USA) showed that 87.6% of asthmatics developed acute symptoms.


Polluted Area Mucosal Edema Terbutaline Sulfate Cumulative Relative Frequency Restricted Lung Function 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Marth
    • 1
  • C. Hülße
    • 2
  • J. Pelech
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of Hygiene of the University of GrazAustria
  2. 2.Institute of Hygiene of RostockGermany
  3. 3.CSFRInstitute of Hygiene and Epidemiology of the University of PragueCSFR

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